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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Joshua 19

Verse 1

19:1 And the second lot came forth to Simeon, [even] for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was {a} within the inheritance of the children of Judah.

(a) According to Jacob’s prophecy that he would be scattered among the other tribes.

Verse 9

19:9 Out of the portion of the children of Judah [was] the inheritance of the children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was too {b} much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of them.

(b) But this large portion was given them by God’s providence to declare their increase in time to come.

Verse 11

19:11 And their border went up {c} toward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that [is] before Jokneam;

(c) Or, westward, toward the great sea.

Verse 15

19:15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and {d} Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.

(d) There was another Bethlehem in the tribe of Judah.

Verse 21

19:21 And Remeth, and {e} Engannim, and Enhaddah, and Bethpazzez;

(e) There was another city of this name in the tribe of Judah: for in various tribes certain cities had the same name, and were distinguished by the tribe only.

Verse 27

19:27 And turneth toward the sunrising to Bethdagon, and reacheth to {f} Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek, and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand,

(f) Joins to the tribe of Zebulun, which lay more to the east.

Verse 29

19:29 And [then] the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city {g} Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib:

(g) Which was Zoar, a strong city at the sea.

Verse 33

19:33 And their coast was from {h} Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan:

(h) These cities were in the country of Zaanannim.

Verse 35

19:35 And the fenced cities [are] Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and {i} Chinnereth,

(i) Of which the lake of Gennesaret had its name.

Verse 46

19:46 And Mejarkon, and Rakkon, with the border before {k} Japho.

(k) Called Joppa.

Verse 47

19:47 And the coast of the children of Dan went out [too little] for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to {l} fight against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.

(l) According as Jacob had prophesied in Genesis 49:17.

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Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 19". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/joshua-19.html. 1599-1645.