Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Judges 21:11

Context
NETBible

Do this: 1  exterminate every male, as well as every woman who has had sexual relations with a male. 2  But spare the lives of any virgins.” So they did as instructed. 3 

XREF

Nu 31:17,18; De 2:34

NET © Notes

tn Heb “And this is the thing that you will do.”

tn Heb “every woman who is familiar with the bed of a male.”

tc Some Greek witnesses (notably Codex Vaticanus [B]) add the words, “‘But the virgins you should keep alive.’ And they did so.” These additional words, which probably represent the original Hebrew text, can be retroverted: וְאֶת־הַבְּתוּלוֹת תְּחַיּוּ וַיַּעֲשׂוּ כֵן (veet-habbÿtulot tÿkhayyu vayyaasu khen). It is likely that a scribe’s eye jumped from the vav (ו) on וְאֶת (vÿet) to the initial vav of v. 11, accidentally leaving out the intervening letters. The present translation is based on this reconstruction.



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