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Judges 8:31-33 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

31 His concubine[a] who lived in Shechem also bore him a son, whom he named Abimelech. 32 At a good old age Gideon, son of Joash, died and was buried in the tomb of Joash his father in Ophrah of the Abiezrites. 33 But after Gideon was dead, the Israelites again prostituted themselves by following the Baals, making Baal-berith[b] their god.


  1. 8:31 Concubine: a wife of secondary rank.
  2. 8:33 Baal-berith: a divine epithet meaning “lord of the covenant.” The same deity is called El-berith, “god of the covenant,” in 9:46.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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