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, Judges 16:30; 1 Samuel 5:8, 1 Samuel 5:11; 1 Samuel 6:4, 1 Samuel 6:12, 1 Samuel 6:16, 1 Samuel 6:18; 1 Samuel 7:7; 1 Samuel 29:2, 1 Samuel 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 Psa 22.
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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