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29 Gideon[a] son of Joash went home. 30 Gideon had 70 sons of his own. He had so many sons because he had many wives. 31 He had a slave woman who lived in the city of Shechem. He had a son by her. He named that son Abimelech.

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  1. Judges 8:29 Gideon Literally, “Jerub-Baal,” a nickname given to Gideon earlier (see 6:32). Also throughout chapter 9.”

29 Jerub-Baal(A) son of Joash(B) went back home to live. 30 He had seventy sons(C) of his own, for he had many wives. 31 His concubine,(D) who lived in Shechem, also bore him a son, whom he named Abimelek.(E)

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