"And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel."
Even those with limited Bible knowledge have heard of the book of Judges. Such picturesque stories as victories won through Ehud, Samson, and the likes of Deborah are all vivid accounts of the cyclical history of the book. Israel truly did exemplify the very last verse of the book, "In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes." The cycle would begin with sin, then move to the judgment of God, then the cry of Israel for deliverance, then the grace of our God to provide victory through a judge.