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Genesis 35:21

    Genesis 35:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Israel went journeying on and put up his tents on the other side of the tower of the flock.

    Webster's Revision

    And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

    World English Bible

    Israel traveled, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 35:21

    Tower of Edar - Literally, the tower of the flock, and so translated Micah 4:8. It is supposed that this tower was about a mile from Bethlehem, and to have been the place where the angels appeared to the shepherds. The Targum of Jonathan expressly says: "It is the place in which the King Messiah shall be manifested in the end of days." By the tower of the flock we may understand a place built by the shepherds near to some well, for the convenience of watering their flocks, and keeping watch over them by night.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 35:21

    Eder - The tower of the flock was probably a watch-tower where shepherds guarded their flocks by night. It was a mile (Jerome) or more south of Bethlehem. Here Reuben was guilty of the shameful deed which came to the knowledge of his father, and occasions the allusion in Genesis 49:4. He was by this act degraded from his position in the holy family. The division of the open parashah in the text here is more in accordance with the sense than that of the verse.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 35:21

    35:21 Israel, a prince with God, yet dwells in tents; the city is reserved for him in the other world.