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Judges 3:11

11 So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died.

Read Judges 3:11 Using Other Translations

And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
So the land had rest forty years. Then Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
So there was peace in the land for forty years. Then Othniel son of Kenaz died.

What does Judges 3:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 3:11

And the land had rest forty years
As it should seem from the time of this deliverance; though, according to Ben Gersom and Abarbinel, the eight years' servitude are to be included in them; and Bishop Usher F18 reckons these forty years from the rest first settled in the land by Joshua; but the former sense seems best:

and Othniel the son of Kenaz died:
not at the end of the forty years; it is not likely he should live so long, but when he died is not certain; Eusebius F19 says he judged Israel fifty years.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 Anual. Vet. Test. p. 42.
F19 Evangel. Praepar. l. 1O. c. 14. p. 502.
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