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 Lexical notes
 Verse 17
- Whoring. See commentary and cross references for verses 13-14 regarding the the conjugal metaphor and God's hot anger.
- Anger of the Lord was hot. See commentary and cross references for verses 13-14 where this same expression is used.
 Verse 20
- Transgressed. The Hebrew word `abar means "to pass over or by or through, alienate, bring, carry, do away, take, take away, or transgress." This word is used prolifically in Deutoronomy (44 times), Joshua (49 times), and Judges (20 times). One view might be that crossing the River Jordan (like baptism today) symbolized the making of a new covenant between Israel and God, and so when Israel breaks the covenant, they are effectively undoing this crossing over aspect in making the covenant. This meaning is also related to the leaving/departing connotation of azab (forsook) in verse 12.
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 Verse 16
- Judges. See BD entry for the role of judges, which was more a military than civil office.