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Why did Jael cover Sisera with a mantel?



      

Judges 4:18

KJV - 18 And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle.

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Mini Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
I gleaned from John Gill's Exposition of the Bible:

"She covered him with a mantle; either to hide him, should any search be made for him, or it may be to keep him from catching cold, being in a sweat through his flight, and being also perhaps inclined to sleep through weariness. The word for a mantle, according to Kimchi, signifies such a garment which has locks of wool on both sides of it, a sort of rug, and so very fit to cover with and keep warm. So David de Pomis describes it, as having locks and threads hanging down here and there."

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