Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Judges 8:7

Context
NETBible

Gideon said, “Since you will not help, 1  after the Lord hands Zebah and Zalmunna over to me, I will thresh 2  your skin 3  with 4  desert thorns and briers.”

XREF

Jud 8:16

NET © Notes

tn Heb “Therefore.”

sn I will thresh. The metaphor is agricultural. Threshing was usually done on a hard threshing floor. As farm animals walked over the stalks, pulling behind them a board embedded with sharp stones, the stalks and grain would be separated. See O. Borowski, Agriculture in Iron Age Israel, 63-65. Gideon threatens to use thorns and briers on his sledge.

tn Or “flesh.”

tn This is apparently a rare instrumental use of the Hebrew preposition אֵת (’et, note the use of ב [bet] in v. 16). Some, however, argue that אֵת more naturally indicates accompaniment (“together with”). In this case Gideon envisions threshing their skin along with thorns and briers, just as the stalks and grain are intermingled on the threshing floor. See C. F. Burney, Judges, 229-30.



TIP #05: Try Double Clicking on any word for instant search. [ALL]
created in 0.02 seconds
powered by bible.org