Joshua 7:17

17 The clans of Judah came forward, and the Zerahites were chosen. He had the clan of the Zerahites come forward by families, and Zimri was chosen.

Read Joshua 7:17 Using Other Translations

And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:
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.
Then the clans of Judah came forward, and the clan of Zerah was singled out. Then the families of Zerah came forward, and the family of Zimri was singled out.

What does Joshua 7:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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