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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Joshua 14

Verse 3

14:3 For Moses had given the inheritance of {a} two tribes and an half tribe on the other side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them.

(a) As Reuben and Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh, Numbers 32:33.

Verse 4

14:4 For the children of Joseph were {b} two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell [in], with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.

(b) So though Levi lacked, yet were there still twelve tribes by this means.

Verse 6

14:6 Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and {c} thee in Kadeshbarnea.

(c) Which was that only those two should enter into the land, Numbers 14:24.

Verse 8

14:8 Nevertheless my {d} brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.

(d) Which were the ten other spies.

Verse 12

14:12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims [were] there, and [that] the cities [were] great [and] fenced: {e} if so be the LORD [will be] with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.

(e) This he spoke out of modesty, and not from doubting.

Verse 15

14:15 And the name of Hebron before [was] Kirjatharba; [which Arba was] a {f} great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.

(f) Either for his power or person.

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Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 14". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/joshua-14.html. 1599-1645.