34:24 All the men who assembled at the city gate 6 agreed with 7 Hamor and his son Shechem. Every male who assembled at the city gate 8 was circumcised.
1 sn The gate. In an ancient Near Eastern city the gate complex was the location for conducting important public business.
2 tn Heb “wide on both hands,” that is, in both directions.
3 tn The words “to marry” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Heb “when every one of our males is circumcised.”
5 tn The words “If we do so” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied in the translation for clarity and for stylistic reasons.
6 tn Heb “all those going out the gate of his city.”
7 tn Heb “listened to.”
8 tn Heb “all those going out the gate of his city.”