Joshua 7:17

17 And he brought near the clans of Judah, and the clan of the 1Zerahites was taken. And he brought near the clan of the Zerahites man by man, and Zabdi was taken.

Joshua 7:17 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 7:17

And he brought the family of Judah
That is, the tribe of Judah, as Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret it, F26; or rather, the several families in that tribe, even the heads of them:

and he took the family of the Zarhites:
which descended from Zerah the son of Judah; that was taken by lot:

and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man;
and cast lots on them:

and Zabdi was taken:
that part of the family of the Zarhites which sprung from Zabdi, a son of Zerah.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 So R. Sol. Ohel Moed, fol. 94. 2.

Joshua 7:17 In-Context

15 And he who is taken with the devoted things shall be burned with fire, he and all that he has, because he has transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he has done an outrageous thing in Israel.'"
16 So Joshua rose early in the morning and brought Israel near tribe by tribe, and the tribe of Judah was taken.
17 And he brought near the clans of Judah, and the clan of the Zerahites was taken. And he brought near the clan of the Zerahites man by man, and Zabdi was taken.
18 And he brought near his household man by man, and Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.
19 Then Joshua said to Achan, "My son, give glory to the LORD God of Israel and give praise to him. And tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me."

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