tn The two disjunctive clauses in this verse (“Now Jacob heard … and his sons were”) are juxtaposed to indicate synchronic action.
tn Heb “he”; the referent (Shechem) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
sn The expected response would be anger or rage; but Jacob remained silent. He appears too indifferent or confused to act decisively. When the leader does not act decisively, the younger zealots will, and often with disastrous results.