* divided her.
It is probable, that with the pieces he sent to each tribe a
circumstantial account of the barbarity of the men of Gibeah;
and that they considered each of the pieces as expressing an
execration. That a similar custom prevailed in ancient times
is evident from 1; SA 11:7. It had an inhuman appearance, thus
to mangle the corpse of this unhappy woman; but it was
intended to excite a keener resentment against so horrible a
crime, which called for a punishment proportionally severe.
20:6,7 Ro 10:2
* with her bones.