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Judges 9:4

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9:4 They paid him seventy silver shekels out of the temple of Baal-Berith. Abimelech then used the silver to hire some lawless, dangerous 1  men as his followers. 2 

Judges 9:46

Context

9:46 When all the leaders of the Tower of Shechem 3  heard the news, they went to the stronghold 4  of the temple of El-Berith. 5 

1 tn Heb “empty and reckless.”

2 tn Heb “and they followed him.”

3 sn Perhaps the Tower of Shechem was a nearby town, distinct from Shechem proper, or a tower within the city.

4 tn Apparently this rare word refers here to the most inaccessible area of the temple, perhaps the inner sanctuary or an underground chamber. It appears only here and in 1 Sam 13:6, where it is paired with “cisterns” and refers to subterranean or cave-like hiding places.

5 sn The name El-Berith means “God of the Covenant.” It is probably a reference to the Canaanite high god El.



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