Judges 12:11
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English Standard Version
After him Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel, and he judged Israel ten years.

King James Bible
And after him Elon, a Zebulonite, judged Israel; and he judged Israel ten years.

American Standard Version
And after him Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel; and he judged Israel ten years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To him succeeded Ahialon a Zahnlonite: and he judged Israel ten years:

English Revised Version
And after him Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel; and he judged Israel ten years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And after him Elon, a Zebulonite, judged Israel, and he judged Israel ten years.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the Gileadites had beaten the Ephraimites, they took the fords of the Jordan before the Ephraimites (or towards Ephraim: see Judges 3:28; Judges 7:24), to cut off their retreat and prevent their return to their homes. And "when fugitives of Ephraim wanted to cross, the men of Gilead asked them, Art thou Ephrathi," i.e., an Ephraimite? And if he said no, they made him pronounce the word Shibboleth (a stream or flood, as in Psalm 69:3, Psalm 69:16; not an ear of corn, which is quite unsuitable here); "and if he said, Sibboleth, not taking care to pronounce it correctly, they laid hold of him and put him to death at the fords of the Jordan." In this manner there fell at that time, i.e., during the whole war, 42,000 Ephraimites. The "fugitives of Ephraim" were the Ephraimites who had escaped from the battle and wished to return home. The expression is used here in its ordinary sense, and not with the contemptuous sense in which the Ephraimites had used it in Judges 12:4. From this history we learn quite casually that the Ephraimites generally pronounced sh (shin) like s (samech). הכין is used elliptically for לב הכין, to direct his heart to anything, pay heed (compare 1 Samuel 23:22; 1 Chronicles 28:2, with 2 Chronicles 12:14; 2 Chronicles 30:19).

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2830 B.C.

1174 An. Ex. Is.

317. `A civil judge in North-east Israel.'

Cross References
Judges 12:10
Then Ibzan died and was buried at Bethlehem.

Judges 12:12
Then Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried at Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.

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