The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJudges 12:14
And he had forty sons, and thirty nephews…
Or sons' sons,
that is, grandsons; so that he lived not only to see his sons married,
but his grandchildren grown up to men's estate; since it follows,
that rode on seventy ass colts;
who were either employed by him to ride
about on these animals, which in those times were honourable; see
(Judges 5:10) to administer justice throughout the nation in their
circuits; or rather, not following any trade, or being concerned in
husbandry, or feeding cattle, but being men of estates, rode about
and he judged Israel eight years;
in his time it is said F2 the city
of Troy was destroyed; so Eusebius F3, who calls this judge Labdon,
though he elsewhere F4 places it in the times of Eli;
(See Gill on 12:9).
F2 Juchasin, ut supra. (fol. 136. 1.)
F3 Evangel. Praepar. l. 10. c. 11. p. 484.
F4 Evangel. Praepar. l. 10. c. 11. p. 503.