Judges 21:20

20 So they instructed the Benjamites, saying, “Go and hide in the vineyards

Read Judges 21:20 Using Other Translations

Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;
And they commanded the people of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in ambush in the vineyards
They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, “Go and hide in the vineyards.

What does Judges 21:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 21:20

Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin
The two hundred men of the tribe that wanted wives; they ordered them as follows, and which they spake with authority, being the elders of the congregation, ( Judges 21:16 )

saying, go and lie in wait in the vineyards;
which might belong to Shiloh, or it may be to Lebonah, which perhaps is the same with Bethlaban, famous for its wine with the Misnic writers; who say F7 the second places for wine are Bethrimah and Bethlaban; and I suspect that Bethrimah is the same with Bethrimmon, near which was the rock Rimmon these men were in; now this being the time of year when the vintage was just over, the vines were full of branches and leaves, under which the men might the better hide themselves; and the grapes being gathered, there were no men in the vineyards, and so might lie in wait safely, and under cover.


F7 Misn. Menachot, c. 8. sect. 6.
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