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Holman Bible Dictionary
(ahth' nih ehl) Name meaning, “God is powerful.” 1. First of Israel's judges or deliverers. Othniel received Caleb's daughter Achsah as his wife as a reward for his capture of Kiriath-sepher (Debir) (Joshua 15:15-19
; Judges 1:11-15
). As the first judge, Othniel rescued Israel from the Mesopotamian king Cushan-rishathaim (Judges 3:7-11
). Othniel was the only judge to come from the southern tribes. See 1 Chronicles 27:15
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Othniel'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/o/othniel.html. 1991.