A Levite’s concubine runs from him to her father’s house at Beth-lehem; he goeth to fetch her back; is kindly entertained by her father; he departs, and comes to Gibeah of Benjamin, and his concubine with him, Jud_19:1-14. An old man of Mount Ephraim entertains them, Jud_19:15-21. The men of the city encompass the house, to debauch the Levite, who through necessity delivers unto them his concubine, whom they abuse to death, Jud_19:22-28. He carrieth her body home; divideth it into twelve parts; sendeth them into all the coasts of Israel, Jud_19:29,30.
In those days; of which See Poole "Jud_17:1".
On the side, Heb. in the sides, i.e. in one of the sides, as Jud_19:18.
A concubine, Heb. a wife a concubine, i.e. such a concubine as was also his wife, as appears from Jud_19:3-5,7,9,26,27 Jud 20:4. See of these Gen_22:24 25:1.