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Judges 18:30-31

In the Hebrew text the name here rendered Manasseh is written MN)- SH. Without the "N" (nun) suspended over the line, the word may be read: Moses, whose son was Gershom Exodus 2:22, whose son or descendant Jonathan clearly was. The Masoretes, probably grieved that a descendant of Moses should have been implicated in idolatrous worship, adopted this expedient for disguising the fact without absolutely falsifying the text. The Vulgate has "Moses" , the Septuagint "Manasses" .

These verses seem to tell us that Jonathan' s descendants were priests to the tribe of Dan until the captivity II Kings 15:29; II Kings 17:6; and that the graven image was in their custody until David' s time, by whose order, perhaps, it was destroyed, though the idolatrous worship continued, or was revived, at Dan.




Other Barnes' Notes entries containing Judges 18:30:

Judges 17:7
1 Kings 12:32
Joel 3:6
Revelation 7:5-8

 

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