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and keep watch. And behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then you are to go out of the vineyards and seize for yourselves, each one, his wife from the daughters of Shiloh and go back to the land of Benjamin. Bible

“Shiloh...Benjamin.” The town of Shiloh was in Ephraim, north of the tribe of Benjamin. Israel’s plan for Benjamin was that they leave the tribal area of Benjamin and go north to Shiloh in Ephraim, kidnap young girls and then hurry back to Benjamin.


Commentary for: Judges 21:21