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Judges 1:34-36


1:34 The Amorites forced the people of Dan to live in the hill country. They did not allow them to live in 1  the coastal plain. 1:35 The Amorites managed 2  to remain in Har Heres, 3  Aijalon, and Shaalbim. Whenever the tribe of Joseph was strong militarily, 4  the Amorites were forced to do hard labor. 1:36 The border of Amorite territory ran from the Scorpion Ascent 5  to Sela and on up. 6 

1 tn Heb “come down into.”

2 tn Or “were determined.”

3 tn Or “Mount Heres”; the term הַר (har) means “mount” or “mountain” in Hebrew.

4 tn Heb “Whenever the hand of the tribe of Joseph was heavy.”

5 tn Or “the Ascent of Scorpions” (עַקְרַבִּים [’aqrabbim] means “scorpions” in Hebrew).

6 tn Or “Amorite territory started at the Pass of the Scorpions at Sela and then went on up.”

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