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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Judges 19

Verses 1-30

Judges 19:14 And they passed on and went their way; and the sun went down upon them when they were by Gibeah, which belongeth to Benjamin.

Judges 19:14 “Gibeah, which belongeth to Benjamin” - Comments - In the time of Joshua, the tribe of Benjamin was allotted the city of Gibeon (Joshua 18:25).

Joshua 18:25, “Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,”

Judges 19:16 And, behold, there came an old man from his work out of the field at even, which was also of mount Ephraim; and he sojourned in Gibeah: but the men of the place were Benjamites.

Judges 19:16 “an old man from his work out of the field at even” - Comments - This old man was perhaps one of the few righteous men in the city, and he was a hard worker, working from down till dusk. The sons of Belial were children of darkness who sleep in the day and roved at night.

Judges 19:18 And he said unto him, We are passing from Bethlehemjudah toward the side of mount Ephraim; from thence am I: and I went to Bethlehemjudah, but I am now going to the house of the LORD; and there is no man that receiveth me to house.

Judges 19:18 “the house of the LORD” - Comments - The location for the house of Lord is most likely in Shiloh at this time in Israel’s history (Judges 18:31).

Judges 18:31, “And they set them up Micah's graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh .”

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Judges 19". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.