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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

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Genesis 38:21

Then he asked the men of that place
Or "of her place" {d}, of the woman's place, supposing that she dwelt somewhere thereabout: saying, where [is] the harlot that [was] openly by the wayside?
that sat there very publicly some little time ago: the word for "harlot" F5 comes from another, which signifies to sanctify or separate to holy uses; and harlots were so called, either by an antiphrasis, by way of contradiction, being unholy; or because, as Jarchi observes, they were separated and destined to whoredom; or because they were such as were devoted to Venus, and the worshippers of her, and prostitutes in her temple, and in the temples of other Heathen deities; but it is questionable whether such practices as yet were used; and they said, there was no harlot in this [place];
they had not known any harlot to frequent that place lately, and Tamar sat there so small a time as not to have been observed by them.


F4 (hmqm yvna) "viros loci ejus, scil mulieris", Piscator, Schimdt.
F5 (hvdqh)


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The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Genesis 38:21". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <>. 1999.


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