Judges 9:50
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New International Version
Next Abimelek went to Thebez and besieged it and captured it.

King James Bible
Then went Abimelech to Thebez, and encamped against Thebez, and took it.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech went to Thebez, and encamped against Thebez, and took it.

World English Bible
Then went Abimelech to Thebez, and encamped against Thebez, and took it.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abimelech goeth unto Thebez, and encampeth against Thebez, and captureth it,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A hold of the house of the god Berith - This must mean the precincts of the temple, as we find there were a thousand men and women together in that place.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thebez. According to Eusebius, thirteen miles from Shechem, towards Scythopolis.

Library
Here, by Way of Objection, Several Questions are Raised. ...
Here, by way of objection, several questions are raised. Scripture relates that God sometimes complied with certain prayers which had been dictated by minds not duly calmed or regulated. It is true, that the cause for which Jotham imprecated on the inhabitants of Shechem the disaster which afterwards befell them was well founded; but still he was inflamed with anger and revenge (Judges 9:20); and hence God, by complying with the execration, seems to approve of passionate impulses. Similar fervour
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
[Sidenote: Role of the sages in Israel's life] In the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel (Jer. xviii. 18; Ezek. vii. 26) three distinct classes of religious teachers were recognized by the people: the prophets, the priests, and the wise men or sages. From their lips and pens have come practically all the writings of the Old Testament. Of these three classes the wise men or sages are far less prominent or well known. They wrote no history of Israel, they preached no public sermons, nor do they appear
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 9:49
So all the men cut branches and followed Abimelek. They piled them against the stronghold and set it on fire with the people still inside. So all the people in the tower of Shechem, about a thousand men and women, also died.

Judges 9:51
Inside the city, however, was a strong tower, to which all the men and women--all the people of the city--had fled. They had locked themselves in and climbed up on the tower roof.

2 Samuel 11:21
Who killed Abimelek son of Jerub-Besheth? Didn't a woman drop an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died in Thebez? Why did you get so close to the wall?' If he asks you this, then say to him, 'Moreover, your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead.'"

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