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John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible
Joshua 12



Verses 1-24

A Review of the Victories of Moses and Joshua

This chapter concludes the whole section of the book which deals with the conquest of Canaan. The following chapters narrate the partition of the conquered and some unconquered land. The original account of these conquests is to be found in Numbers 21:21-35, and of the assignment to the 2½ tribes in Numbers 3:2. A fuller description of the territory is given in chapter Numbers 13:1-33;where see notes.

1-6. Moses' conquests E. of Jordan. Kingdoms of Sihon and Og.

3. Sea of Chinneroth] the OT. name for the Sea of Galilee. Salt sea] the Dead Sea.

7-24. Joshua's conquests W. of Jordan—thirty-one kings.

7. The N. and S. limits are given as in Joshua 11:17, only in reverse order. On this side Jordan on the west] RV 'beyond Jordan westward.'

9. One] i.e. one king.

21. Taanach.. Megiddo] see on Judges 5:19.

23. The nations] RV 'Goiim.'

24. Tirzah] (probably=Teiasir) NE. of Shechem. It was afterwards the capital of the Northern Kingdom, from the time of Jeroboam (1 Kings 14:17) till the 6th year of Omri, who moved the centre of government to Samaria (1 Kings 16:23).


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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Joshua 12:4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.

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