Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

Bible References

New gods

Judges 2:12
and they forsook Yahweh, the God of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed themselves down to them: and they provoked Yahweh to anger.
Deuteronomy 32:16
They moved him to jealousy with strange [gods]. They provoked him to anger with abominations.

Was there

Judges 4:3
The children of Israel cried to Yahweh: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.
1 Samuel 13:19
Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel; for the Philistines said, "Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears;"