Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 17:5 - 17:5

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 17:5 - 17:5

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An house of gods, i.e. an house or place consecrated for the service of God in this manner.

An ephod; an eminent part of the priestly garments, Exo_28:4, which, some think, is here put for all of them.

Teraphim; some sort of images so called, of which see Gen_31:19 Hos_3:4.

Who became his priest; because the Levites in that corrupt estate of the church neglected the exercise of their office, and therefore were neglected by the people, and others put into their employment. But this kind of priesthood was condemned, Num_16:40 18:2,7.