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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Joshua 15

Verse 1

the lot. See note on Joshua 14:1 .

children = sons.

Verse 3

fetched a compass. English idiom. Hebrew turned about. Compare Acts 28:13 .

Verse 4

coast = border or boundary.

Verse 5

bay = tongue.

Verse 8

Hinnom. Some codices, with three early printed editions, and Syriac, read the sons of Hinnom".

giants = the Rephaim. See note on Joshua 12:4

Verse 11

side, or slope, or shoulder.

Verse 13

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Arba Compare note on Joshua 14:15 .

Verse 14

Caleb drove thence. Compare Judges 1:10 , It seems that some evidently returned and repossessed it.

Verse 15

Debir = Place of the Greekcle.

Kirjath-sepher = Book Town.

Verse 18

she lighted off. Compare Genesis 24:64 . 1 Samuel 25:23 .

What wouldest thou? Literally "What to thee? " = "What aileth thee? "

Verse 19

a blessing = a present. Compare Judges 1:15 . 1 Samuel 25:27 .

springs of water. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), i.e. land containing them ( App-6 ).

he. Some codices, with four early printed editions, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "Caleb".

Verse 25

Hazor. Figure of speech Epanadiplosis ( App-6 ).

Verse 32

and Ain, and Rimmon : should be "and En-Rimmon".

Verse 46

From. Some codices, with four early printed editions, read "and from".

Verse 48

the mountains = the hill country.

Verse 54

Kirjath-arba. Compare Joshua 14:15 with Joshua 15:13 .

Verse 63

Judah could not, Ac. Compare Judges 1:8 . Caleb succeeded at Hebron. Not until David's day was this thoroughly accomplished (2 Samuel 5:3 , 2 Samuel 5:6 , 2 Samuel 5:7 ).

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 15". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/joshua-15.html. 1909-1922.