wives took they captive

Genesis 34:29

34:29 wives took they captive. Critics have alleged that the women were taken by the sons of Israel for their own sexual purposes, but this is certainly an unwarranted assumption. They took the women and children “captive” (they at least spared their lives and provided for their future sustenance), evidently using them as servants thereafter. Jacob already had a significant retinue of servants, and they probably joined them.

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