Judges 2:5

5 So they called the place Bokim (which means “weeping”), and they offered sacrifices there to the LORD .

Judges 2:5 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 2:5

And they called the name of that place Bochim
Which signifies "weepers", from the general lamentation of the people, which before had another name; very probably it was Shiloh itself since all Israel was gathered together, the tabernacle being now at Shiloh, and also because sacrifices were offered up, as follows:

and they sacrificed there unto the Lord;
to atone for the sins they had committed; and if they did this in the faith of the great sacrifice of the Messiah, they did well; however, so far there was an acknowledgment of their, guilt, and a compliance with the appointments of God directed to in such cases.

Judges 2:5 In-Context

3 So now I declare that I will no longer drive out the people living in your land. They will be thorns in your sides, and their gods will be a constant temptation to you.”
4 When the angel of the LORD finished speaking to all the Israelites, the people wept loudly.
5 So they called the place Bokim (which means “weeping”), and they offered sacrifices there to the LORD .
6 After Joshua sent the people away, each of the tribes left to take possession of the land allotted to them.
7 And the Israelites served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and the leaders who outlived him—those who had seen all the great things the LORD had done for Israel.