Ancient Judges and Modern Prime Ministers of Israel — A Key to Prophecy?

Biblical prophecy is a puzzle to most people. They are always looking for the mystical and mysterious application of it. But, as everyone knows, most teachers of Bible prophecy have gotten it all wrong, till now, that is. Why? Because they don’t understand what it is. Do you?
Here’s the biggest “secret” of all about Biblical prophecy: Biblical prophecy is the modern repetition of the ancient history of Israel. Only the names have been changed. Let’s look at an overlooked example: The ancient Judges of Ancient Israel and Modern Israel’s Prime Ministers.
What we see when comparing the two is an uncanny similarity. Take for instance, the fourth Judge of Ancient Israel. Deborah. And, who was the fourth Prime Minister of Modern Israel? Golda Meir. Notice the similarity? It is obvious. Both were women.

So, let’s look at these two groups of leaders. A list of the ancient Judges with the parallel modern Prime Minister. If you get the implications, you will get an idea of timing of end time prophecy with what the Messiah called “THIS generation.” We’ll explain more in future posts, but for now, take a look:

1, Judge — OTHNIEL (Judges 3:5-11) [David Ben-Gurion]
Israel became so corrupt after the death of Joshua that YHWH sold them into the hands of Chushanrishathaim, the king of Mesopotamia, whom they served eight years. At the end of eight years, Elohim heard their cries and raised up Othniel, Caleb’s brother’s son, who delivered them. The land then had rest for forty years and Othniel died.

2. Judge — EHUD (Judges 3:12-30). [Moshe Sharett]
After the death of Othniel, the children of Israel did evil in the sight of YHWH, and He delivered them into the hands of Eglon, king of Moab, whom they served eighteen years. But YHWH again heard their cries and raised up EHUD, the left handed son of Gera, the Benjamite, who delivered them. After this, the land had rest eighty years.

3. Judge — SHAMGAR (Judges 3:31). [Levi Eshkol]
“And after him was Shamgar, the son of Anath, which slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox goad: and he also delivered Israel” (Judges 3:31) Little is know of this man.

4. Judge — DEBORAH (Judges 4:4 through the 5th chapter.) [Golda Meir]
Deborah was a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, and a judge of Israel. She was a woman of courage and with here righteousness and courage, coupled with Barak’s military prowess, they overcame Jabin, king of Canaan.

5. Judge — BARAK (Judges 4:1-2). [Yitzhak Rabin]
“And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of YHWH . . . and YHWH sold them into the hand of Jabin, king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor” (Judges 4:1-2) He was very strong, having nine hundred chariots of iron. He oppressed Israel for twenty years, Deborah and Barak delivered Israel and the land had rest for forty years.

6. Judge — GIDEON (Judges 6 to 8:28). [Menachem Begin]
For the fourth time, Israel sinned and this time was delivered into the hands of the Midianites whom they served for seven years.
Elohim raised up Gideon who delivered them out of the hands of the Midianites with three hundred men.
And the land had rest for forty years.

7. Judge — ABIMELECH (Judges 9). [Yitzhak Shamir]
And it came to pass that after Gideon, who was also called Jerubbaal, died the people served Balaam and made him their god.
Abimelech, one of his sons conspired with the men of Shechem that he should be made judge, promising to favor these men. Money amounting to seventy pieces of silver was taken from the house of Baal, with which vain and light persons (“thugs”) were hired as an army.
This mob of men headed by Abimelech, went to his father’s house in Orpha and slew his brethren, the sons of Jerubbaal, seventy of them, excepting the youngest son, Jothan, who hid himself, thus, Abimelech became the king or judge by usurpation.
His entire life is marked with corruption, strife and murder. He finaly died when a certain woman cast a millstone upon his head and broke his skull. Calling for his armor bearer, he ordered him to take his sword and thrust him through, which he did, that it might not be said he was killed by a woman.

8. Judge — TOLA (Judges 10:1-2). [Shimon Peres]
After Abimelech, Tola arose to defend Israel. He was judge twenty three years.

9. Judge — JAIR (Judges 10:3-5). [Benjamin Netanyahu]
After Tolak, Jair, a Gileadite, judged Israel for twenty years. He had thirty sons who rode on thirty ass colts, and had thirty cities.

10. Judge — JEPHTHAH (Judges 11 through 12:7). [Ehud Barak]
After the death of Jair the children again did evil, and YHWH sold them into the hands of the Philistines. They oppressed the children of Israel eighteen years. Jephthah judged Israel six years, and did much fighting for Israel.

11. Judge — IBZAN (Judges 12:8-10). [Ariel Sharon]
After Jephthah, Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel for seven years.

12. Judge — ELON (Judges 12:11-12). [Ehud Olmert]
And after Ibzan, Elon, a Zebulonite, judged Israel ten years.

13. Judge — ABDOM (Judges 12:13-15). [To be named.]
And after Elon, Abdom judged Israel eight years.

14. Judge — SAMSON (Judges 13 through 16). [To be named.]
And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of YHWH and He delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years. YHWH raised up Samson, the strong man, to deliver Israel. He judged Israel twenty years.

15. Judge — ELI (I Samuel 4:18). [To be named.]
Following the death of Samson, there was strife, confusion and apostasy in Israel. Then Eli judged Israel forty years.

16. Judge — SAMUEL (I Samuel 1:20). [To be named.]
During the time of Eli, Hannah was given a son of YHWH whom she dedicated to His service. Samuel grew up in the tabernacle, and ministered to YHWH. He judged Israel all the days of his life. During his ministry he anointed Saul and David, the first two kings in Israel.


The modern prime ministers of Israel follow the same path, in a prophetic sense, as that of the ancient judges.
It is most interesting to note that if one takes out, and does not count, the multiple terms of office of the modern PM’s, that they line up exactly with the ancient judges.
For example, Deborah. She was the fourth judge in ancient Israel. When the extra terms of the first PM’s of modern Israel are removed, that makes the fourth NEW Prime Minister of modern Israel, Golda Meir! Thus, the forth judge/pm of ancient and modern Israel was a woman.

Ancient Israel had a total of sixteen judges. After them came kings. Saul, and then David.

Right now modern Israel has four judges to go, IF the pattern holds. That is, we are awaiting the last three prime ministers before Israel returns to having a king again. And, what is interesting, she could have two kings, just as in ancient Israel. That is, prophetically speaking, the return of the kingdom of David. Only this time the king who will reign in the place of David will be the returned Messiah!!!
So, it looks like three more prime ministers, one king and then the Son of David returns to take over His Father’s kingdom, just as prophesied! Which fits all the other chronology benchmarks we have discovered so far.

Judges of Ancient Israel:
1. Othniel
2. Ehud
3. Shamgar
4. Deborah
5. Barak
6. Gideon
7. Abimelech
8. Tola
9. Jair
10. Jephthah
11. Ibzan
12. Elon
13. Abdom
14. Samson
15. Eli
16. Samuel

Two kings of Israel leading to Messiah’s return:
1. Saul – To be named.
2. David – Yahshua ha’Mesiach, Son of David, returned — Millennium of David’s Kingdom begins.

List of Prime Ministers of Israel:
1. David Ben-Gurion
2. Moshe Sharett
3. Levi Eshkol
4. Golda Meir
5. Yitzhak Rabin
6. Menachem Begin
7. Yitzhak Shamir
8. Shimon Peres
9. Benjamin Netanyahu
10. Ehud Barak
11. Ariel Sharon
12. Ehud Olmert
13. To be named.
14. To be named.
15. To be named.
16. To be named.

Author: Bob Petry

Student of the Bible since 1953. And am still learning.