Who are the major Judges of the Old Testament?
Samuel and Deborah are famous judges , you can add Samson as well.
The seventh book of the Old Testament (and Hebrew Scriptures) is the book of Judges. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy and Joshua all proceed Judges. In the categorizing of the Hebrew Scriptures in Judaism, the book of Judges is part of the Nevi'im, "The Prophets". Christian categorizing of the Old Testament has no such official categorizing.
According to Christianity, the Old and the New Testament. As Judaism does not consider the new testament to be part of the holy writings, there are no two major parts in that context. The Two Major divisions of the Bible are the Old testament and The New Testament. From there they break down into 4 major themes for each.
There are 12 renowned judges (i.e. military leaders) in the Book of Judges. Some have their exploits described in great detail, and are referred to as Major Judges, while the Bible only gives a few lines of the military achievements of the others, and they are referred to as Minor Judges. (cf. Boadt 1984, p. 198) Major Judges Othniel, Judges 3:7-11 Ehud, Judges 3:12-30 Deborah (and Barak) Judges 4, 5 Gideon, Judges 6, 7, 8…
Neither. Gideon was one of the judges of Israel. His story is found in Judges chapters 6-8. Further, Major and Minor Prophets refer to the length of the prophetic books found in the Christian Old Testament. It does not refer to the importance of the prophet or the importance of their writings. In fact, it doesn't refer to the person at all; only to the book.
In Jewish tradition, there are three categories in the Old Testament: the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings. In the Christian Old Testament, we have the books of the law, the books of history, the books of poetry, the major prophets, and the minor prophet. There are 39 books in the Old Testament.