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and we will take ten men of 100 throughout all the tribes of Israel, and 100 of 1,000, and 1,000 out of 10,000, to get food for the people so that they may make it ready for when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin in accordance with all the disgraceful folly that they have committed in Israel.” Bible

“ten men of 100 throughout all the tribes of Israel.” Non-combatant jobs were vital to the success of the mission, but since those jobs involved much less danger, the people in those jobs were assigned by lot.

“come to Gibeah of Benjamin.” This could have the meaning, “come against Gibeah,” as many versions have, or, the Hebrew text reads “Geba,” and not Gibeah. Although most commentators think that in this context Geba means Gibeah, the town of Geba was only 3 miles away (or even a little less) and this verse could be talking about using Geba as a supply town.


Commentary for: Judges 20:10