Contributed by John Lowe on May 14, 2020
The citizens of Shechem were apparently in their fields for the purpose of tending their crops, and very probably without weapons of any kind. People could be seen going in and out of the city gate to support those harvesting the grapes. Abimelech slew them.
Destruction of Shechem [Judges 9.42-9.45]
Scripture: Judges 9:42-45 (KJV)
42 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people went out into the field; and they told Abimelech.
43 And he took the people, and divided them into three companies, and laid wait in the field, and