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Joshua 17

Introduction

Overview

Joshua 17:1, The lot of Manasseh; Joshua 17:7, His coast; Joshua 17:12, The Canaanites not driven out; Joshua 17:14, The children of Joseph obtain another lot.

Verse 1

the firstborn: Genesis 41:51, Genesis 46:20, Genesis 48:18, Deuteronomy 21:17

Machir: Genesis 50:23, Numbers 26:29, Numbers 27:1, Numbers 32:39, Numbers 32:40, Judges 5:14, 1 Chronicles 2:23, 1 Chronicles 7:14, 1 Chronicles 7:15

Gilead: Numbers 26:29, Numbers 32:33, Numbers 32:40, Deuteronomy 3:13-15

Reciprocal: Numbers 1:34 - Manasseh Numbers 33:54 - give the less inheritance Deuteronomy 3:15 - Machir Joshua 22:7 - General Judges 20:1 - with the 2 Samuel 17:26 - General 1 Chronicles 12:31 - the half tribe Psalms 60:7 - Gilead Ezekiel 48:4 - Manasseh

Verse 2

the rest: Numbers 26:29-32

the children: Judges 6:11, Judges 8:2, 1 Chronicles 7:18

Abiezer: Numbers 26:30, Jeezer

children of Asriel: Numbers 26:31

children of Hepher: Numbers 26:32

Reciprocal: Numbers 36:1 - Gilead Joshua 17:5 - ten portions Judges 6:34 - Abiezer 1 Kings 4:10 - Hepher

Verse 3

Numbers 26:33, Numbers 27:1, Numbers 36:2-11

Reciprocal: Numbers 36:1 - Gilead Joshua 17:5 - ten portions

Verse 4

Eleazar: Joshua 14:1, Numbers 34:17-29

The Lord commanded: Numbers 27:6, Numbers 27:7, Galatians 3:28

Reciprocal: Numbers 27:4 - Give Joshua 21:1 - Eleazar

Verse 5

ten portions: As there were six sons and five daughters, among whom this division was to be made, there should be eleven portions, but Zelophehad, son of Hepher, having left five daughters in his place, neither he nor Hepher is reckoned. The lot of Manasseh therefore was divided into ten parts; five for the five sons of Gilead, Abiezer, Helek, Asriel, Shechem, and Shemida; and five for the five daughters of Zelophehad, Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. Joshua 17:2, Joshua 17:3, Joshua 17:14

beside: Joshua 13:29-31, Numbers 32:30-42

Reciprocal: Psalms 60:7 - Gilead

Verse 6

Reciprocal: Psalms 60:7 - Gilead

Verse 7

Asher: Eusebius says this was a town in his time not far from Neapolis, towards Scythopolis or Bethshan; between which towns it is also placed by the old Jerusalem Itinerary.

Michmethah: Situated, probably, east of Shechem, though its precise situation, as well as that of many others, cannot, at this distance of time, be ascertained. Many of these towns were small, and we may rationally conclude, slightly built; and consequently have perished more than two thousand years ago. It would therefore be useless now to look for such places; though in many instances, their ancient names have been preserved, and their sites identified. Several towns even in England, mentioned by Cesar and other ancient writers, are no longer discernible; several have changed their names, and not a few their situation. Joshua 16:6-8

Shechem: Joshua 20:7, Joshua 21:21, Joshua 24:1, Joshua 24:32, Genesis 34:2, Genesis 37:12, Genesis 37:14, Judges 9:1, 1 Kings 12:1, 1 Kings 12:25, 1 Chronicles 6:67

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 7:29 - Manasseh Psalms 108:7 - Shechem

Verse 8

of Tappuah: Joshua 12:17, Joshua 15:34, Joshua 15:53, Joshua 16:8

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 48:5 - Ephraim

Verse 9

river Kanah: or, brook of reeds, The brook Kanah seem to be what is now called Nahr el Kasab, which falls into the Mediterranean a few miles south of Cesarea of Palestine, mentioned by the Hon. C. L. Irby, and J. Mangles. Joshua 16:8

these cities: Joshua 16:9

the outgoings: Joshua 16:3, Joshua 16:8, Joshua 19:29

the sea: The Mediterranean

Verse 11

Manasseh: Joshua 16:9, 1 Chronicles 7:29, Beth-shean, the Scythopolis of the Greek and Roman writers, was situated in the plain of Jordan, west of that river, 120 furlongs - south from Tiberias, according to Josephus, and 600 furlongs - north from Jerusalem - 2; Mac 1 Chronicles 12:29. It was the largest city of the Decapolis, and the only one on that side of Jordan. It is now called Bisan, 8 hours or 24 miles from Tiberias; and described by Dr. Richardson, exclusive of its ruins, as a "collection of miserable hovels, containing 200 inhabitants." 1 Samuel 31:10, 1 Samuel 31:12, Beth-shan, 1 Kings 4:12

Ibleam: 2 Kings 9:27, 1 Chronicles 6:70, Bileam

Dor: Dor, according to Eusebius, was situated on the Mediterranean, nine miles from Cesarea Palestine, towards Carmel. The village of Tortura, four leagues north of Cesarea, is supposed to nearly occupy it site. Joshua 12:23, Judges 1:27, 1 Kings 4:11

Endor: 1 Samuel 28:7, Psalms 83:10

Taanach: Joshua 12:21, Judges 5:19

Megiddo: Judges 1:27, Judges 5:19, 1 Kings 4:12, 1 Kings 9:15, 2 Kings 9:27, 2 Kings 23:29, 2 Kings 23:30, 2 Chronicles 35:22, Zechariah 12:11

Reciprocal: Joshua 11:2 - Dor Joshua 17:16 - Bethshean Joshua 21:25 - Tanach 2 Samuel 21:12 - Bethshan

Verse 12

Joshua 15:63, Joshua 16:10, Exodus 23:29-33, Numbers 33:52-56, Judges 1:27, Judges 1:28, Romans 6:12-14

Reciprocal: Joshua 5:1 - Canaanites 1 Kings 9:21 - not Psalms 106:34 - did not

Verse 13

waxen strong: Judges 1:28, 2 Samuel 3:1, Ephesians 6:10, Philippians 4:13, 2 Peter 3:18

put the: Joshua 16:10, Deuteronomy 20:11-18, Judges 1:30, Judges 1:33, Judges 1:35, 2 Chronicles 8:7, 2 Chronicles 8:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:29 - in one year

Verse 14

one lot: Genesis 48:22, Numbers 26:34-37, Deuteronomy 33:13-17

a great: Genesis 48:19, Genesis 49:22-26

Reciprocal: Numbers 26:54 - many Numbers 26:55 - by lot Joshua 16:4 - General Joshua 17:5 - ten portions Joshua 17:17 - Thou art a great Judges 17:1 - mount 2 Kings 6:1 - too strait for us 1 Chronicles 4:10 - enlarge Isaiah 49:20 - The place Ezekiel 48:5 - Ephraim 2 Timothy 3:12 - shall

Verse 15

If thou be: Luke 12:48

the Perizzites: Genesis 13:7, Exodus 33:2, Ezra 9:1

giants: or, Rephaims, Genesis 14:5, Genesis 15:20, 2 Samuel 5:18, 2 Samuel 5:22

Reciprocal: Joshua 17:18 - the mountain Judges 3:27 - mountain Judges 18:2 - mount 2 Samuel 18:6 - wood of Ephraim 2 Chronicles 19:4 - mount Jeremiah 4:15 - mount Ephraim Jeremiah 50:19 - mount

Verse 16

chariots: Joshua 17:18, Judges 1:19, Judges 4:3

Bethshean: Joshua 17:11, 1 Kings 4:12

Jezreel: Joshua 19:18, Judges 6:33, 1 Kings 4:12, 1 Kings 18:46, 1 Kings 21:1, 1 Kings 21:23, 2 Kings 9:10, 2 Kings 9:37, Hosea 1:4, Hosea 1:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:7 - General Deuteronomy 7:17 - These nations 1 Kings 9:21 - not Psalms 78:9 - The children

Verse 17

Thou art a great: Joshua 17:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:16 - a multitude

Verse 18

the mountain: Joshua 17:15, Joshua 15:9, Joshua 20:7

for thou shalt: Joshua 11:4-6, Joshua 13:6, Numbers 14:6-9, Deuteronomy 20:1-4, Psalms 27:1, Psalms 27:2, Isaiah 41:10-16, Isaiah 51:12, Isaiah 51:13, Romans 8:31, Romans 8:37, Hebrews 13:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:5 - two sons Joshua 5:1 - Canaanites Joshua 17:16 - chariots Joshua 18:5 - the house Judges 3:27 - mountain 2 Samuel 18:6 - wood of Ephraim 1 Chronicles 7:29 - In these dwelt

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 17". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/joshua-17.html.