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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Judges 19

Verse 1

in those days. In the same days as Ch. Judges 18:1 . Soon after the death of Joshua. Figure of speech Hysterologia. App-6 .

no king. See note on Judges 18:1 .

a certain Levite. The house of God neglected. Priests and Levites unemployed and wandering about. Compare Judges 17:7 .

mount = the hill country of.

Verse 2

four whole months. Hebrew "days, four months", so some think = "a year and four months".

Verse 3

friendly. Hebrew "to her heart" = affectionately.

Verse 10

Jebus. At that time still occupied by Canaanites. See Joshua 10:1 ; Joshua 15:63 .

Verse 12

children = sons.

Gibeah. City of Benjamin; later, the residence of Saul (1 Samuel 10:26 ; 1 Samuel 11:4 ).

Verse 15

street = open place.

Verse 18

going. His direction was towards mount Ephraim, not to Shiloh!

the house of the LORD. So Micah's temple was already called. Compare Judges 18:31 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 19

servants. Some codices, with three early printed editions, Aramaean, and Syriac, read "servant" (Singular).

Verse 22

sons of Belial = worthless scoundrels, sons of the devil.

door. Like Sodom (Genesis 19:4 ), a sign of the moral corruption which follows apostasy and accompanies idolatry.

Verse 23

the man. Another Lot in another Sodom.

wickedly. Hebrew. ra'a. App-44 .

Verse 26

door = entrance.

Verse 28

an = the.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Judges 19". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.