Then Gideon said to them, “I have a request to request of you. Give me, each of you, an earring from his plunder” (for they had gold earrings because they were Ishmaelites). Bible see other translations

“earring.” The Hebrew is just “rings,” but the rings were typically not of the kind worn on the finger but in the ears or nose, however, we cannot rule out that some of the rings came from people’s fingers.

“Ishmaelites.” There were different tribes that were descendants of Ishmael (Gen. 17:20).

Commentary for: Judges 8:24