Fausset's Bible Dictionary


Of Bethlehem (probably in Zebulun, as "Ephratah" or" Judah" is not added, Jos 19:15). Judged Israel for seven years after Jephthah (Jdg 12:8; Jdg 12:10). He took in 30 daughters in law from abroad for his 30 sons, and sent abroad (i.e gave away in marriage) his 30 daughters, which is an additional reason for Phoenicians not Philistines having been his neighbours.


Taken from: Fausset's Bible Dictionary by Andrew Robert Fausset (1821-1910)