Judges 12:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Judges 12:10, NIV: Then Ibzan died and was buried in Bethlehem.

Judges 12:10, ESV: Then Ibzan died and was buried at Bethlehem.

Judges 12:10, KJV: Then died Ibzan, and was buried at Bethlehem.

Judges 12:10, NASB: Then Ibzan died and was buried in Bethlehem.

Judges 12:10, NLT: When he died, he was buried at Bethlehem.

Judges 12:10, CSB: and when he died, he was buried in Bethlehem.

What does Judges 12:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Ibzan is the ninth judge described in the book of Judges. Everything known about him is contained in this and the prior two verses (Judges 12:8–9). His strength seems to have been found in his sixty sons and daughters, and the alliances achieved in marrying all of them to spouses from outside his own clan.

His role as judge over Israel lasted just seven years and then he was buried in his hometown of Bethlehem. It is unknown whether this Bethlehem is the one in Judea where Christ will later be born or the one in Galilee within the territory of Zebulun.