Judges 19:29

Overview - Judges 19
A Levite goes to Beth-lehem to fetch home his concubine.
16 An old man entertains him at Gibeah.
22 The Gibeonites abuse his concubine to death.
29 He divides her into twelve pieces, and sends them to the twelve tribes.
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Judges 19:29  (King James Version)
And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel.
 


divided her
It is probable, that with the pieces he sent to each tribe a circumstantial account of the barbarity of the men of Gibeah; and that they considered each of the pieces as expressing an execration. That a similar custom prevailed in ancient times is evident from 1 ; SA 11:7 . It had an inhuman appearance, thus to mangle the corpse of this unhappy woman; but it was intended to excite a keener resentment against so horrible a crime, which called for a punishment proportionally severe.
Judges 20:6 Judges 20:7 Romans 10:2

with her bones
Deuteronomy 21:22 Deuteronomy 21:23
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