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Genesis 10:19

The territory of the Canaanite extended from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; as you go toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon,.... This is to be understood, not of the Canaanites, properly so called, but of them in general; and is a description of the bounds of the land of Canaan, as possessed by the people of Israel: the northern or north west border of it was Sidon, see Genesis 10:15 and is to be understood of the country which reached from that city towards the east almost as far as Jordan:

as thou comest from Gerar unto Gaza; two cities of the Philistines, well known in Scripture, the former for being the place where Abraham and Isaac sometimes sojourned, and the latter for Samson's exploits in it; these were the southern or south west border of the land of Canaan:

as thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorrah, and Admah and Zeboim; four cities destroyed by fire from heaven, as is after related in this book; these lay to the south or south east part of the land:

even unto Lashah; which, according to the Targum of Jonathan, is Callirrhoe, a place famous for hot waters, which run into the Dead sea, and who in this is followed by Jerom; but since it was not in the southern part of Judea, as Lashah was, Bochart proposesF1Phaleg. l. 4. c. 37. col. 309. Lusa, as being more likely to be the place, a city of the Arabs, which PtolemyF2Geograph. l. 5. c. 17. puts in the midway between the Mediterranean and the Red sea; but this is objected to by RelandF3Palestina Illustrata, tom. 2. p. 871. , since the southern borders of the land of Canaan were from the extremity of the Dead sea unto the Mediterranean sea, from which Lusa was at a great distance: the Samaritan version of this verse is very different from the Hebrew, and is this,"and the border of the Canaanites was from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates, and unto the hinder sea:'i.e. the western or Mediterranean.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Genesis 10:19". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/genesis-10.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Genesis 10:19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

Ver. 19. And the border of the Canaanites.] Which was afterwards enlarged to the Israelites by the addition of two kingdoms beyond Jordan.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Genesis 10:19". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/genesis-10.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

From Sidon, i.e. the city and country of Sidon, on the north-west.

Unto Gaza, on the south-west.

Zeboim, on the south and south-east.

Lasha, on the north-east.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Genesis 10:19". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/genesis-10.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

19. The territory of the Canaanites is now described, in general terms, as commencing at the Phenician city of Sidon and running southward to Gerer and Gaza, cities of the Philistines, then spreading eastward to the great plain of Siddim, which is now covered by the southern portion of the Dead Sea, but which, at the time this narrative was written, was occupied by the cities of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim. This statement shows that this chapter must have been written at least as early as the time of Abraham. The location of Lasha is unknown, although Jerome, and others following him, identify it with Callirhoe, north-east of the Dead Sea. But there are no remains there, and the identification is doubtful.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Genesis 10:19". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/genesis-10.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

To Lesa, or Laisa, to the north, on the Jordan, as Sodom was on the southern extremity of that river. Sidon and Gaza were on the Mediterranean sea, north and south; so that these four cities are like four points, determining the extent of the promised land, which, as it was important for the Israelites to know, Moses descends to these particulars in speaking of the Chanaanites.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Genesis 10:19". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/genesis-10.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

The border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza. This was the western boundary of Canaan-the coastline. "Sidon (see the note at Genesis 10:15), as thou comest to Gerar" an idiomatic phrase used to denote the situation of one place as lying in the line of another more remote (cf. Genesis 10:30; Genesis 13:10; Genesis 25:18).

"Gaza" [Hebrew, `Azaah (Hebrew #5804)] - 'the strong,' now Guzzeh, was the most southwestern city of Canaan, the last inhabited place on the confines of the desert on the southern journey from Phoenicia to Egypt. Being a border town, it was exposed to great vicissitudes during the frequent wars between the kings of the north and the south, and therefore it was, from the earliest times, a fortified place, as its name imports. "Gerar," near Beersheba (see the note at Genesis 20:1).

As thou goest, unto Sodom ... even unto Lasha. "As thou goest" - i:e., in the direction of "Lasha." This was, according to Jerome, Callirrhoe (beautiful spring), on the east of the Dead Sea, in Wady Serka Main; but far more probably, as Havernick remarks, the town (Joshua 19:47) Leshem; or (Judges 18:7; Judges 18:29) Laish, afterward called Dan, near the sources of the Jordan. The eastern boundary is here described by a line drawn from the western coast of the Dead Sea and along the course of the Jordan. All the territory included within these eastern and western limits (the southern are not defined) was 'counted to the Canaanite' (Joshua 13:3).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Genesis 10:19". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/genesis-10.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
And the
13:12-17; 15:18-21; Numbers 34:2-15; Deuteronomy 32:8; Joshua 12:7,8; 14:1-21
as thou comest
13:10
Gerar
Genesis 20:1; 26:1
Gaza
Heb. Azzah.
Judges 16:1; Jeremiah 25:20
Sodom
13:10-13; 14:2; 18:20; 19:24,25; Hosea 11:8

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 10:19". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/genesis-10.html.

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