Judges 10:8

And that year they harassed and oppressed the children of Israel: eighteen years, all the children of Israel that were on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Years by the Ammonites, whose dominion was suppressed by the victory of Jephte. When the servitude commenced is uncertain, ver. 4. Hebrew, "and that year they vexed "(Calmet) Roman Septuagint, "at that time. "Grabe's copy has "in that year "and though the former expression appear to be more indefinite, yet it must refer to some period, (Haydock) either prior to the death of Jair, (Salien) or subsequent to that event. (Eusebius; Genebrard.) The text will not decide with certainty. How long the Philistines harassed Israel is specified, chap. xiii. 1.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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