They captured the two Midianite generals, Oreb and Zeeb. 1 They executed Oreb on the rock of Oreb and Zeeb 2 in the winepress of Zeeb. They chased the Midianites 3 and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon, who was now on the other side of the Jordan River. 4
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1 sn The names Oreb and Zeeb, which mean “Raven” and “Wolf” respectively, are appropriate because the Midianites had been like scavengers and predators to Israel.
2 tn The Hebrew text repeats the verb “executed.” This has not been repeated in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Heb “Midian.”
4 tn Heb “beyond the Jordan.” The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text but has been supplied in the translation for clarity (also in 8:4).