Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 10:20

It came about when Joshua and the sons of Israel had finished slaying them with a very great slaughter, until they were destroyed, and the survivors who remained of them had entered the fortified cities,
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Adoni-Zedek;   Amorites;   Captive;   Cave;   Cities;   Debir;   Hebron;   Jerusalem;   Makkedah;   Prisoners;   War;   Thompson Chain Reference - Cities;   Fenced Cities;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Armies;   Cities;   Jerusalem;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adonizedek;   Makkedah;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Prayer;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Adoni-Zedec;   Gibeon;   Hoham;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Makkedah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Amorites;   Hoham;   Japhia;   Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Adoni-Bezek;   Adoni-Zedek;   Israel;   Joshua;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Adonizedec ;   Eglon ;   Gibeon ;   Hoham ;   Jebusites ;   Lachish ;   Makkedah ;   Sun;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Adonizedek;   Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;   Lachish;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Adonize'dek;   Makke'dah;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Fence;   Hoham;   Joshua, Book of;   Remnant;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Adonizedek;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Hoham;   Jebusites;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel,.... Joshua seems to have pitched his camp at Makkedah, while the rest of his army pursued the fleeing Canaanites, and when he and they were at different places:

had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed: and not to be seen in any large bodies, but scattered here and there:

that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities; to which they belonged, and which were afterwards taken, as related in the latter part of this chapter, Joshua 10:28.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:20". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-10.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities.

The children of Israel — That is, a party of them by the command of Joshua; for Joshua himself went not with them, but abode in the siege before Makkedah, verse21.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:20". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-10.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 10:20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest [which] remained of them entered into fenced cities.

Ver. 20. Entered into their fenced cities.] Which yet could not long secure them: their preservation was but a reservation.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:20". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-10.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

i.e. Joshua by the children of Israel; or the children of Israel, i.e. a party of them, by the command, direction, and encouragement of Joshua; for Joshua himself went not with them, but abode in the siege before Makkedah, Joshua 10:21.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 10:20". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-10.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

20.Till they were consumed — That is, utterly defeated, demoralized, and dispersed.

That the rest which remained — These words and the restof this verse should be put in parentheses and rendered, And the survivors escaped from them and went into fortified cities. The sense of this passage is, therefore, well expressed by Keil: “Only a remnant of them was left, and they took refuge in the fortified cities.” The parenthesis thus qualifies the clause till they were consumed.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 10:20". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-10.html. 1874-1909.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities.
had made
10; 8:24; 2 Chronicles 13:17
fenced cities
2 Samuel 20:6; Jeremiah 8:14
Reciprocal: Joshua 10:19 - suffer them;  Judges 4:16 - pursued;  Jeremiah 4:5 - Assemble

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 10:20". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-10.html.