New American Standard Bible
His concubine who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and he named him Abimelech.
King James Bible
And his concubine that was in Shechem, she also bare him a son, whose name he called Abimelech.
Darby Bible Translation
And his concubine who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and he called his name Abim'elech.
World English Bible
His concubine who was in Shechem, she also bore him a son, and he named him Abimelech.
Young's Literal Translation
and his concubine, who is in Shechem, hath born to him -- even she -- a son, and he appointeth his name Abimelech.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Abimelech's mother was not reckoned among the wives, being, probably, one of the Canaanite population in Shechem Judges 9:28 : neither was Abimelech himself reckoned with the 70 other sons of Jerubbaal (Judges 9:24. Compare Judges 11:1-2).
LibrarySubjects of Study. Home Education in Israel; Female Education. Elementary Schools, Schoolmasters, and School Arrangements.
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Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
Now Gideon had seventy sons who were his direct descendants, for he had many wives.
And Gideon the son of Joash died at a ripe old age and was buried in the tomb of his father Joash, in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's relatives, and spoke to them and to the whole clan of the household of his mother's father, saying,
but you have risen against my father's house today and have killed his sons, seventy men, on one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your relative--
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