And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehemjudah.
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George Leo Haydock
Ephraim. Some think at Silo, to which place, he says, he was going, (ver. 18,) though it might be only out of devotion. (Calmet)
A wife. Hebrew, "a concubine. "Septuagint joins both together, "he took a harlot to wife. "(Haydock)