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Wench

Wench

Maidservant.

Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him. Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by Enrogel; for they might not be seen to come into the city: and a WENCH went and told them; and they went and told king David. ( 2 Samuel 1:1 Leviticus 17:16-17 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'Wench'". A King James Dictionary.

WENCH

wench, wensh (shiphchah):

The word "wench" is found only in 2 Samuel 17:17 the King James Version, where the Revised Version (British and American) has "maid-servant." The Hebrew word shiphchah here used is a common term for maid-servant, female slave. the King James Version used the word "wench" to convey the meaning maid-servant, which was a common use of the word at that time, but it is now practically obsolete.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'WENCH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.