Judges 1:14

14 When Acsah married Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. As she got down off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What’s the matter?”

Judges 1:14 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 1:14

And it came to pass, when she came [to him], that she moved
him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off [her] ass;
and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou?] (See Gill on Joshua 15:18).

Judges 1:14 In-Context

12 Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the one who attacks and captures Kiriath-sepher.”
13 Othniel, the son of Caleb’s younger brother, Kenaz, was the one who conquered it, so Acsah became Othniel’s wife.
14 When Acsah married Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. As she got down off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What’s the matter?”
15 She said, “Let me have another gift. You have already given me land in the Negev; now please give me springs of water, too.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.
16 When the tribe of Judah left Jericho—the city of palms—the Kenites, who were descendants of Moses’ father-in-law, traveled with them into the wilderness of Judah. They settled among the people there, near the town of Arad in the Negev.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Greek version and Latin Vulgate read he urged her.