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old and stricken in years. Figure of speech, Synonymic. App-6 . Joshua, now in his 101st year (1544).
the 8 LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
said . See note on Joshua 3:7 .
borders = circuit. Hebrew. gelilah, a rare word.
Sihor. Hebrew "the Sihor".
lords. Hebrew seren, a prince; first occurrence. Used only of the Philistine princes. Joshua 13:3 .Judges 3:3 ; Judges 16:5 , Judges 16:8 , Judges 16:18 , Judges 16:23 , Judges 16:27 , Jdg 16:30 ; 1 Samuel 5:8 , 1 Samuel 5:11 ; 1Sa 6:4 , 1 Samuel 6:12 , 1 Samuel 6:16 , 1Sa 6:18 ; 1 Samuel 7:7 ; 1 Samuel 29:2 , 1Sa 29:6 , 1 Samuel 29:7 ; 1 Chronicles 12:19 .
the Gittites. Some codices, with three early printed editions, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "and the."
From = on. The Syriac punctuates Joshua 13:3 and Joshua 13:4 , thus: "also the Avites on the south",
the entering into = the pass of.
children = sons.
as according as.
Manasseh . The Septuagint adds, "from the Jordan to the Great Sea westward thou shalt give it: the Great Sea shall be the boundary; and to the two tribes, and to the half tribe of Manasseh".
Moses gave Compare Numbers 32:33 Deuteronomy 3:13 , Deuteronomy 22:4 .
even as. So a special reading called Sevir ( App-34 ). but Hebrew text reads "as".
Moses the servant of the LORD. See note on Deuteronomy 34:5 .
giants. Heb Rephaim. See note on Joshua 12:4 ,
God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .
Coast = border.
by. A special various reading called Sevir. ( App-34 ) reads "as far as", with some codices, and three early printed editions Aramaean, Syriac, and Septuagint.
Zareth-shahar = light of the dawn, because it catches the rays of the rising sun. Compare Subscription to Psalms 22:0 .
dukes anointed [leaders], called kings in Numbers 31:8 .
Balaam. Compare Numbers 22:5 ; Numbers 24:3 , Numbers 24:15 , Numbers 31:8 . Deuteronomy 23:4 .
And. This is the middle verse of this book.
And their. Some codices in the margin read "and all their".
all . Some codices, with one early printed edition, and Septuagint, read "and all".
towns = villages. Hebrew Havoth Jair. Compare Deuteronomy 3:14 , Hebrew daughters. Figure of speech Prosepopoeia ( App-6 ).
Machir. Compare Numbers 32:39 .
was. Literally "he (was)".
as = according as. Compare Numbers 18:20 .
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