The Judges in the historical land of Israel: we surely can learn wisdom
…if we will.
Read their short stories in the Book of Judges:
JOSHUA Judges 2
OTHNIEL Judges 3
EHUD Judges 3
SHAMGAR Judges 3
DEBORAH Judges 4
GIDEON Judges 6
ABIMELECH Judges 8
TOLA Judges 10
JAIR Judges 10
JEPHTHAH Judges 11
IBZAN Judges 12
ELON Judges 12
ABDON Judges 12
SAMSON Judges 13
HISTORY BEFORE SAMUEL THE JUDGE AND PROPHET
BOOK OF RUTH
AFTER THE JUDGES, BEGIN THE KINGS . . .
1Sa_15:1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.
1Sa 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
1Sa 16:11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
1Sa 16:12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
1Sa 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
The history of the Kings of Israel are I and II Samuel, I and II Kings, I and II Chronicles FYI