5:17 Gilead stayed put44 beyond the Jordan River.
As for Dan—why did he seek temporary employment in the shipyards?45
Asher remained46 on the seacoast,
tn Heb “Dan, why did he live as a resident alien, ships.” The verb גּוּר (gur) usually refers to taking up residence outside one’s native land. Perhaps the Danites, rather than rallying to Barak, were content to move to the Mediterranean coast and work in the shipyards. For further discussion, see B. Lindars, Judges 1–5, 262.
tn Heb “lived.”
tn Heb “lived” or “settled down.”
tn The meaning of the Hebrew word מִפְרָץ (mifrats) is uncertain, but the parallelism (note “seacoast”) suggests “harbors.”