“Yahweh gives the command.
Great is the company
Of those who bore the tidings.
‘The kings of the armies,
The women at home
Divide the spoils.
Although they stayed among the sheepfolds,
The wings of a dove covered with silver,
Its pinions with green gold.
When the almighty Shaddai scattered kings there,
Snow fell on Zalmon.”
When Yahweh gave the command, the armies of the enemy kings were defeated. They fled. The women at home or in the sheepfolds divided the spoils of the fleeing armies. This sounds like a settled people rather than a group in the wilderness. Among these spoils they found a silver dove with green gold feathers. When the almighty Shaddai, as opposed to Yahweh, scattered these kings, snow fell on Mount Zalmon, which was near Shechem. This mountain was mentioned in Judges, chapter 9. Snow would have been rare as this incident was not mentioned elsewhere in the biblical literature.