a woman threw an upper millstone 1 down on his 2 head and shattered his skull.
a woman dropped an upper millstone on his head and cracked his skull.
But a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech’s head, crushing his skull.
a woman on the roof threw down a millstone that landed on Abimelech’s head and crushed his skull.
Just then some woman dropped an upper millstone on his head and crushed his skull.
But a certain woman sent a great stone, such as is used for crushing grain, on to the head of Abimelech, cracking the bone.
But a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech’s head, and crushed his skull.
But a certain woman dropped an upper millstone on Abimelech’s head and crushed his skull.
And a certain
of a millstone
and all to brake
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1 sn A hand mill consisted of an upper stone and larger lower stone. One would turn the upper stone with a handle to grind the grain, which was placed between the stones. An upper millstone, which was typically about two inches thick and a foot or so in diameter, probably weighed 25-30 pounds (11.4-13.6 kg). See G. F. Moore, Judges (ICC), 268; C. F. Burney, Judges, 288.
2 tn Heb “Abimelech’s.” The proper name has been replaced by the pronoun “his” in the translation in keeping with conventions of English narrative style.