Bible Commentaries

E.W. 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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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 15". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.