Judges, Did they rule over all the tribes of Israel?

Question: Did these Judges rule over all the tribes of Israel. It seems like we are reading more about the northern tribes versus the southern. Answer: The judges did not rule over all of Israel. They were local leaders, primarily dealing with their own tribe or a few around them. Their influence may have reached all of Israel. The first to rule all of Israel will be King Saul. The focus on the northern tribes has to do with the proportion of 3 southern tribes vs 6 northern tribes. -PJ