Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 20:46 - 20:46

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 20:46 - 20:46


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Twenty and five thousand, besides the odd hundred expressed Jud_20:35; but here only the great number is expressed, the less being omitted, as inconsiderable; which way of numbering is frequent in Scripture, as Jud_11:26 2Sa_5:5, and in other authors, and in vulgar use; as when they are called the seventy interpreters, who in truth and exactness were seventy-two. Here are also a thousand more omitted, because here he speaks only of them who fell in that third day of battle. See Poole "Jud_20:15".