Gideon, like Moses starts out as a man not ready to accept his destiny. But, god shows him some magic tricks and Gideon becomes a blood lusting warmonger.
God wants all the credit for the killings so he sends home 90 percent of the Israelites that came to fight. taking "Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth"
The enemy end up killing each other (I think). I hope they still gave The LORD credit!
Judges quickly gets very vague about the Israelites doing evil in the eyes of the lord. It seems like every time God turns his back, the Israelites get to whoring and Baal worship.
I was happy to see God finally say NO MORE! at 10:13. To bad he caved as soon as the Israelites apologized.