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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Judges 10

Verse 1

defend = save or deliver.

mount = hill country.

Verse 2

twenty, &c. See note on Judges 9:22 .

Verse 3

twenty. See note, App-50 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 . Ashtaroth, plural = the Ashtoreths. Compare Judges 2:11-13 .

gods of Syria. Genesis 35:3-6 .

gods of Zidon. 1 Kings 11:5 (Baal, Astarte).

gods of Moab. Judges 11:24 (Chemosh). 1 Kings 11:33 (Milcom or Molech).

gods of the Philistines: e.g. Dagon (Judges 16:23 ).

Verse 8

vexed and oppressed = brake and crushed. See note on Judges 10:3 , above.

Verse 10

our God. Hebrew. Elohim ( App-4 ). Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "Jehovah our God".

Verse 12

Maonites. Compare 2 Chronicles 26:7 , 2 Chronicles 26:8 . A mixture of Moabites and Ammonites = the two words combined.

Verse 13

Yet. Compare Deuteronomy 32:16 . Jeremiah 2:13 .

Verse 14

Go. Figure of speech Eironeia (Divine Irony). App-6 .

ye have chosen. Compare Deuteronomy 32:37 , Deuteronomy 32:38 . Jeremiah 2:28 .

Verse 16

strange gods = gods of strangers or foreigners.

His soul = He (emph.) Hebrew. nephesh ( App-13 ). Attributed by Figure of speech Anthropopatheia to God ( App-6 ).

Verse 17

gathered = gathered by proclamation. Note the extended alternation in this verse "children, gathered, encamped".

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Judges 10". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/judges-10.html. 1909-1922.