Judges 12:8

Ibzan, Elon and Abdon

8 After him, Ibzan of Bethlehem led Israel.

Read Judges 12:8 Using Other Translations

And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.
After him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.
After Jephthah died, Ibzan from Bethlehem judged Israel.

What does Judges 12:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 12:8

And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.
] There were two Bethlehems, one in the tribe of Zebulun, ( Joshua 19:15 ) of which some think this man was; and another in the tribe of Judah, the city of Jesse and David, and of the Messiah; and Josephus says F24, Ibzan was of the tribe of Judah, of the city of Bethlehem; and because Boaz was of the same place, and lived in the times of the judges, the Jewish Rabbins F25 are of opinion that he is the same with Ibzan; so Jarchi and Ben Gersom.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Antiqu. l. 5. c. 7. sect. 13.
F25 T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 91. 1.
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