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Judges 19:1

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Sodom and Gomorrah Revisited

19:1 In those days Israel had no king. There was a Levite 1  living temporarily in the remote region of the Ephraimite hill country. He acquired a concubine 2  from Bethlehem 3  in Judah.

Judges 19:18

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19:18 The Levite 4  said to him, “We are traveling from Bethlehem 5  in Judah to the remote region of the Ephraimite hill country. That’s where I’m from. I had business in Bethlehem in Judah, but now I’m heading home. 6  But no one has invited me into their home.

1 tn Heb “a man, a Levite.”

2 sn See the note on the word “concubine” in 8:31.

3 map For location see Map5 B1; Map7 E2; Map8 E2; Map10 B4.

4 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the Levite) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 map For location see Map5 B1; Map7 E2; Map8 E2; Map10 B4.

6 tn Heb “I went to Bethlehem in Judah, but [to] the house of the LORD I am going.” The Hebrew text has “house of the LORD,” which might refer to the shrine at Shiloh. The LXX reads “to my house.”



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