Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 10:12 - 10:12

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 10:12 - 10:12


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The Zidonians also; for though we do not read of any oppression of Israel, particularly, by the Zidonians, yet there might be such a thing; as many things were said and done, both in the Old and New Testament, which are not recorded there; or they might join their forces with the king of Mesopotamia, Jud_3:8, or with some other of their oppressors; for it is certain these were left among others to prove Israel, Jud_3:1-3. Of



the Amalekites, see Jud_3:13 6:3.



Maonites; either, first, Those who lived in or near the wilderness of Maon, in the south of Judah, 1Sa_23:25 25:2, whether Edomites or other. Or, secondly, The Mehunims, a people living near the Arabians, of whom 2Ch_26:7. For in the Hebrew the letters of both names are the same, only the one is the singular, the other the plural number. Or, thirdly, The Midianites, whose oppression he would not omit; it being usual for one and the same person or persons to have two names; although the Midianites may be comprehended under the Amalekites, with whom they were joined, Jud_6:3,33. Or, fourthly, Some other people now unknown, and not expressed elsewhere in Scripture.