Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Joshua 13

Verse 1

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.

Verse 2

borders = circuit. Hebrew. gelilah, a rare word.

Verse 3

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."

Verse 4

From = on. The Syriac punctuates Joshua 13:3 and Joshua 13:4, thus: "also the Avites on the south",

Verse 5

the entering into = the pass of.

Verse 6

children = sons.

as according as.

Verse 7

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".

Verse 8

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.

Verse 12

giants. Heb Rephaim. See note on Joshua 12:4,

Verse 14

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 18

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.

Verse 19

Zareth-shahar = light of the dawn, because it catches the rays of the rising sun. Compare Subscription to Psa 22.

Verse 21

dukes anointed [leaders], called kings in Numbers 31:8.

Verse 22

Balaam. Compare Numbers 22:5; Numbers 24:3, Numbers 24:15, Numbers 31:8. Deuteronomy 23:4.

Verse 26

And. This is the middle verse of this book.

Verse 30

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).

Verse 31

Machir. Compare Numbers 32:39.

Verse 33

was. Literally "he (was)".

as = according as. Compare Numbers 18:20.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.