18:30 The Danites worshiped63 the carved image. Jonathan, descendant64 of Gershom, son of Moses,65 and his descendants66 served as priests for the tribe of Dan until the time of the exile.
tn Heb “erected for themselves.”
tn Heb “son.”
tc Several ancient textual witnesses, including some LXX mss and the Vulgate, support the reading “Moses” (מֹשֶׁה, mosheh) here. Many Hebrew mss have a nun (ן) suspended above the name between the first two letters (מנשׁה), suggesting the name Manasseh (מְנַשֶּׁה, ménasheh). This is probably a scribal attempt to protect Moses’ reputation. For discussion, see G. F. Moore, Judges (ICC), 401–2.
tn Heb “sons.”