Judges 2:5
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New International Version
and they called that place Bokim. There they offered sacrifices to the LORD.

King James Bible
And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
And they called the name of that place Bochim; and they sacrificed there to Jehovah.

World English Bible
They called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and they call the name of that place Bochim, and sacrifice there to Jehovah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They called the name of that place Bochim - The word בכים bochim signifies weepings or lamentations; and is translated by the Septuagint Κλαυθυων or Κλαυθυωνες, bewailings; and it is supposed that the place derived its name from these lamentations of the people. Some think the place itself, where the people were now assembled, was Shiloh, now named Bochim because of the above circumstance. It should be observed, that the angel speaks here in the person of God, by whom he was sent; as the prophets frequently do.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bochim. that is, weepers

Genesis 35:8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

Joshua 7:26 And they raised over him a great heap of stones to this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger...

they sacrificed

Judges 6:24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD, and called it Jehovahshalom: to this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

Judges 13:19 So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered it on a rock to the LORD: and the angel did wondrously...

1 Samuel 7:9 And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly to the LORD: and Samuel cried to the LORD for Israel...

Library
A Summary of Israel's Faithlessness and God's Patience
'And an angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. 2. And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this? 3. Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Judges.
Judges 1; 1 Sam. 7. The Characteristics of the Times. This is a period of transition for Israel Nothing was quite certain, and "every man did that which was right in his own eyes" (17:6). In consequence of this there was lack of organization, cooperation or leadership. While we do not have all the history covered by the period and while we do not easily understand or explain its events, it is clear that things did not run smoothly. In Judges 2:16-19 the author gives a vivid picture of the conditions
Josiah Blake Tidwell—The Bible Period by Period

Cross References
Judges 2:1
The angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said, "I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land I swore to give to your ancestors. I said, 'I will never break my covenant with you,

Judges 2:4
When the angel of the LORD had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud,

Judges 2:6
After Joshua had dismissed the Israelites, they went to take possession of the land, each to their own inheritance.

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