13:6 The woman went and said to her husband, “A man sent from God 1 came to me! He looked like God’s angelic messenger – he was very awesome. 2 I did not ask him where he came from, and he did not tell me his name.
13:17 Manoah said to the Lord’s messenger, “Tell us your name, so we can honor you when your announcement comes true.” 3
1 tn Heb “The man of God.”
2 tn Heb “His appearance was like the appearance of the messenger of God, very awesome.”
3 tn Heb “Who your name? For [when] your word comes [to pass], we will honor you.” Manoah apparently gets tongue-tied and uses the wrong pronoun (“who” instead of “what”). He starts to say, “Who are you?” But then he switches to “your name” as if he began the sentence with “what.” See R. G. Boling, Judges (AB), 222.