Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 11:2 - 11:2

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 11:2 - 11:2

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The Gileadite; so called, either from his father Gilead, Jos_17:1,2, or from the mountain or city of Gilead, the place of his birth or abode.

The son of an harlot, i.e. a bastard; for though such were not ordinarily to enter into the congregation of the Lord, Deu_23:2, yet God can dispense with his own laws, and hath sometimes done honour to base-born persons, so far, that some of them were admitted to be the progenitors of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Gilead; one of the children of that ancienter Gilead, Num_32:1 Jos_17:1.