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Bible Commentaries
Judges 15

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-20

Judges 15:15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith.

Judges 15:15 Comments - Samson’s battle with the Philistines and his victory over a thousand men was a fulfilment of Moses’ prophecy in Deuteronomy 32:30, “How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?”

Judges 15:16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.

Judges 15:17 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramathlehi.

Judges 15:17 Word Study on “Ramathlehi” PTW says the name “Ramathlehi” literally means, “elevation of the jawbone.”

Judges 15:18 And he was sore athirst, and called on the LORD, and said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised?

Judges 15:19 But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day.

Judges 15:19 Word Study on “Enhakkore” - PTW says the name “Enhakkore means, “well of the one who called.”

Judges 15:19 Word Study on “Lehi” - PTW says the name “Lehi” literally means, “jawbone.”

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Judges 15". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/judges-15.html. 2013.
 
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