And he judged Israel twenty three years, and died
He did not take upon him to be king, as Abimelech did, but acted as a judge, in which office he continued twenty three years, and faithfully discharged it, and died in honour:
and was buried in Shamir;
the place where he executed his office. It is said F20, that in the first year of Tola, the son of Puah, Priamus reigned in Troy.
F20 Juchasin, fol. 136. 1.