Is there any significance in Judges when it is stated that some of the judges’ sons and daughters rode on donkeys?


Judges 12:14

ESV - 14 He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys, and he judged Israel eight years.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Although Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on a donkey on Palm Sunday is commonly cited as an example of His humility (even though, as noted in the prophecy in Zechariah 9:9, He was also entering as a King), the use of a donkey to ride on was regarded in the book of Judges as a sign of honor and status. 

(In addition to the instance from Judges 12:14 cited in the question, passages such as Judges 5:10 and Judges 10:4 also mention such use of donkeys by prominent persons.)

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