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Critics have alleged that the women were taken by the sons of Israel for their own sexual purposes. However, the text mentions they took the women and children "captive," evidently using them as servants thereafter. Jacob already had a significant retinue of servants, and the new captives probably joined them.

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KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Language: English
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8


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