Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 9:8 - 9:8

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 9:8 - 9:8


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A parabolical discourse, usual among the ancients, especially in the eastern parts; wherein, under the names of trees, men are represented.



To anoint a king, i.e. to make a king, which was oft done among the Israelites, and some others, with the ceremony of anointing. By



the olive tree he understands Gideon.