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So they took the people’s food in their hand, and their shofars, and he sent all the men of Israel, each one, to his tent, but retained the 300 men. And the camp of Midian was beneath him in the plain. Bible

“So they took the people’s food.” Gideon’s 300 men took the shofars and food of the other men, who returned to their tents.

“all the men of Israel.” This is a hyperbole for the vast majority. Gideon sent home 9,700 men of the 10,000.

“was beneath him in the plain.” So at some point, Gideon and his army climbed Mount Gilboa.


Commentary for: Judges 7:8