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After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who struck down 600 men of the Philistines with an oxgoad; and he also saved Israel. Bible other translations

“struck down of the Philistines.” This is the first battle in the Bible that was specifically with the Philistines. Some Philistine cities like Gaza were mentioned, but not the Philistines themselves.

“oxgoad.” A long pointed stick that may have had a metal point on the end. See commentary on Acts 26:14.


Commentary for: Judges 3:31