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The Concubine at Gibeah

Canaanite Period
Judges 19:9-13

When the man rose up to go – he and his concubine and his attendant – his father-in-law, the father of the girl said to him, “See, now, the sun is waning and is about to set; please stay overnight.  Behold, it is the time of day to set up camp; spend the night here so that your heart will be at ease, and tomorrow you can arise early for you journey and go to your tent.”  But the man would not consent to stay overnight, and he rose up and left.  He arrived as far as opposite Jebus, which is Jerusalem; with him were a pair of laden donkeys, and his concubine was with him.  They were near Jebus when the sun was very low, so the attendant said to his master, “Come let us turn into this Jebusite city and spend the night in it.”  But his master said to him, “Let us not turn into a city of a foreign [people] who are not of the Children of Israel.  Let us pass on to Gibeah.”  So he said to his attendant, “Come, let us approach one of the [Jewish] places, and we will spend the night in Gibeah or in Ramah.”
 

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