Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 10:36

Then Joshua and all Israel with him went up from Eglon to Hebron, and they fought against it.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Captive;   Hebron;   Joshua;   Massacre;   War;   Thompson Chain Reference - Hebron;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Sieges;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adonizedek;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Joshua the son of nun;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Prayer;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Hebron;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Libnah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Hoham;   Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Joshua;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Eglon ;   Gibeon ;   Hebron ;   Libnah ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Hebron;   Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;   Lachish;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Makke'dah;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Criticism (the Graf-Wellhausen Hypothesis);   Joshua (2);   Joshua, Book of;  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

"And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it: and they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but he utterly destroyed it, and all the souls that were therein."

"And the king thereof ..." (Joshua 10:37). But had not Joshua already put Hoham the king of Hebron to death? Of course; but another king succeeded him at once. The ancient formula is, "The king is dead; long live the king!"

Note here, as Rea pointed out, that Joshua left no garrison to occupy Hebron, "So it had to be re-conquered later by Caleb (Joshua 15:11-17)."[37] To those who understand this, it is rather amusing that Holmes cited this as a contradiction supporting his allegation that the summary is not historical.[38] Adam Clarke pointed out that, "In several instances, no doubt the scattered Canaanites returned, re-populated, and put those cities in a state of defense."[39]

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Joshua 10:36". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/joshua-10.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron,.... Which lay in the hill country, and therefore they are said to go up to it from Eglon, which lay lower; and, according to BuntingF7Ibid. (Travels of the Patriarchs, &c. p. 96.) , it was sixteen miles from it:

and they fought against it; it making some resistance at first, and did not surrender at once, as demanded.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:36". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-10.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it:

Unto Hebron — The conquest of Hebron is here generally related, afterwards repeated, and more particularly described, chap15:13,14.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:36". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-10.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 10:36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it:

Ver. 36. Unto Hebron.] See more of this victory in Joshua 14:13-15; Joshua 15:13

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:36". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-10.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Which though they took and killed all its inhabitants, yet they did not keep it; and therefore when Joshua and his army had forsaken it, and were returned to Gilgal, it seems the giants and other Canaanites being burnt out, or driven away from their former seats, planted and fortified themselves there; which made it necessary for Caleb to take it a second time, as is recorded Joshua 15:14 Jude 1:10. Or this is the same story, and the same conquest of Hebron, which is here generally related, and afterwards repeated, and more particularly described, Joshua 15:13,14.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 10:36". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-10.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Hebron, before called Kirjath-arba, Judges 1:10. Some Canaanites afterwards returned here, Judges 1:9-11.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 10:36". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/joshua-10.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it:
Hebron
3,5; 14:13,14; 15:13,54; 21:13; Genesis 13:18; Numbers 13:22; Judges 1:10; 2 Samuel 5:1-5; 15:9,10; 1 Chronicles 12:23,28
Reciprocal: Joshua 12:10 - Hebron;  Joshua 15:14 - GeneralJudges 1:9 - afterward

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 10:36". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-10.html.