And these were of the father of Etam
Or of the prince of Etam: or, as the Targum, these are princes that dwelt in Etam, a place not far from Zorah, ( Judges 15:8 ) and is mentioned with Bethlehem and Tekoa in the tribe of Judah, ( 2 Chronicles 11:6 ) , namely, which follow:
Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash;
these were the sons of the governor of Etam:
and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi;
who, perhaps, was a person of great note in those days, though now unknown; indeed, a Jewish chronologer F23 tells us, that the mother of Samson was Hazalelponith, of the tribe of Judah.
F23 Juchasin, fol. 10. 2.