Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 14:8 - 14:8

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 14:8 - 14:8

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After a time, Heb. after days, i.e. either after some days; or rather, after a year, as that word oft signifies; as Exo_13:10 Lev_25:29 Num_9:22 Jud_17:10 1Sa_1:3 27:7; when the flesh of the lion, which by its strong smell is offensive to and avoided by bees, was wholly consumed, and nothing was left but the bones.

There was a swarm of bees; not generated of the dead lion’s body, but elsewhere, and settling themselves there, as they have sometimes done in a man’s skull, and in a sepulchre, and such-like places.