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Judges 19:2-3

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19:2 However, she 1  got angry at him 2  and went home 3  to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah. When she had been there four months, 19:3 her husband came 4  after her, hoping he could convince her to return. 5  He brought with him his servant 6  and a pair of donkeys. When she brought him into her father’s house and the girl’s father saw him, he greeted him warmly. 7 

1 tn Heb “and his concubine.” The pronoun (“she”) has been used in the translation for stylistic reasons.

2 tn Or “was unfaithful to him.” Many have understood the Hebrew verb וַתִּזְנֶה (vattizneh) as being from זָנָה (zanah, “to be a prostitute”), but it may be derived from a root meaning “to be angry; to hate” attested in Akkadian (see HALOT 275 s.v. II זנה).

3 tn Heb “went from him.”

4 tn Heb “arose and came.”

5 tn Heb “to speak to her heart to bring her back.”

6 tn Or “young man.”

7 tn Heb “he was happy to meet him.”



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