Judges 12:8
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New International Version
After him, Ibzan of Bethlehem led Israel.

New Living Translation
After Jephthah died, Ibzan from Bethlehem judged Israel.

English Standard Version
After him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

New American Standard Bible
Now Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel after him.

King James Bible
And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ibzan, who was from Bethlehem, judged Israel after Jephthah

International Standard Version
After he died, Ibzan from Bethlehem governed Israel for ten years.

NET Bible
After him Ibzan of Bethlehem led Israel.

New Heart English Bible
After him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After Jephthah, Ibzan from Bethlehem judged Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And after him Ibzan of Beth-lehem judged Israel.

New American Standard 1977
Now Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel after him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
After him Ibzan, of Bethlehem, judged Israel,

King James 2000 Bible
And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

American King James Version
And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

American Standard Version
And after him Ibzan of Beth-lehem judged Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
After him Abesan of Bethlehem judged Israel:

Darby Bible Translation
And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

English Revised Version
And after him Ibzan of Beth-lehem judged Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And after him Ibzan of Beth-lehem judged Israel.

World English Bible
After him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And after him Ibzan of Beth-Lehem judgeth Israel,
Study Bible
Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon
7Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead. 8Now Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel after him. 9He had thirty sons, and thirty daughters whom he gave in marriage outside the family, and he brought in thirty daughters from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.…
Cross References
Judges 12:7
Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.

Judges 12:9
He had thirty sons, and thirty daughters whom he gave in marriage outside the family, and he brought in thirty daughters from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.
Treasury of Scripture

And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

Ibzan. A.M.

Genesis 15:19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

1 Samuel 16:1 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing …

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands …

Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod …

(8) Ibzan.--Nothing more is known of Ibzan than is detailed in these three verses. The notion that Ibhtsam (????) is the same as Boaz (???????) has nothing to support it.

Of Beth-lehem.--Usually assumed, as by Josephus (Antt. v. 7, 13), to be Bethlehem in Judah. There are, however, two reasons against the identification: (1) That Bethlehem is even in this book distinguished as Bethlehem Judah (Judges 17:7; Judges 17:9; Ruth 1:2; 1Samuel 17:12), or Bethlehem Ephratah (Micah 5:1); (2) Judah seems at this epoch to have stood entirely aloof from the general life of the nation. There was a Bethlehem in Zebulon (Joshua 19:15), and as the next judge was a Zebulonite (Judges 12:11), and that tribe had been recently powerful and prominent (Judges 4:10; Judges 5:18), it may be the town here intended.

Verse 8. - Ibzan of Bethlehem. It is uncertain whether Bethlehem of Judah is meant, or Bethlehem in the tribe of Zebu-lun, mentioned in Joshua 19:15. Josephus says that Ibzan was of the tribe of Judah, and of the city of Bethlehem, and some have supposed a connection between the names of Boaz and Ibzan. ' But as Bethlehem of the tribe of Judah is generally called Bethlehem of Judah, or Bethlehem-Ephratah, and as Elon and Abdon were judges in North-East Israel, it is perhaps more probable that Bethlehem of Zebulun is meant. Dr. Robinson has identified it with a village - a "very miserable one" - called Beit Lahm, six miles west of Nazareth. And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel. There were two Bethlehems, one in the tribe of Zebulun, Joshua 19:15 of which some think this man was; and another in the tribe of Judah, the city of Jesse and David, and of the Messiah; and Josephus says (x), Ibzan was of the tribe of Judah, of the city of Bethlehem; and because Boaz was of the same place, and lived in the times of the judges, the Jewish Rabbins (y) are of opinion that he is the same with Ibzan; so Jarchi and Ben Gersom.

(x) Antiqu. l. 5. c. 7. sect. 13. (y) T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 91. 1.12:8-15 We have here a short account of three more of the judges of Israel. The happiest life of individuals, and the happiest state of society, is that which affords the fewest remarkable events. To live in credit and quiet, to be peacefully useful to those around us, to possess a clear conscience; but, above all, and without which nothing can avail, to enjoy communion with God our Saviour while we live, and to die at peace with God and man, form the substance of all that a wise man can desire.
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