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but the Amorites persisted in living in Mount Heres, in Aijalon and in Shaalbim, but the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed so that they became subject to forced labor. Bible

“but the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed so that they became subject to forced labor.” It seems that once most of the Danites left their assigned territory and went north, people from the tribe of Ephraim did what the Danites could not do; they moved into the area. However, instead of killing off the Amorites as Moses and Joshua commanded, they put them to forced labor.


Commentary for: Judges 1:35