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Joshua 11:22

There were no Anakim left in the land of the sons of Israel; only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod some remained.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Anakim;   Ashdod;   Gath;   Gaza;   War;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ashdod;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Anakim, the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Anak, Plural Anakim;   Gath;   Gaza or Azzah;   Giants;   Jabin;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Anak;   Philistia, philistines;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Work;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Anakim;   Giants;   Joshua;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Anakim;   Gath;   Gaza;   Goliath;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Anak, Anakim;   Ashdod;   Gath;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Anak, Anakim;   Ashdod;   Gath;   Gaza;   Joshua;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Anak, Anakim ;   Gaza ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Anakim;   Gath;   Gaza;   Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;   Smith Bible Dictionary - An'akim;   Ga'za;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Anakim;   Ashdod;   Criticism (the Graf-Wellhausen Hypothesis);   Gaza;   Joshua, Book of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Anakim;   Giants;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

In Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod - The whole race of the Anakims was extirpated in this war, except those who had taken refuge in the above cities, which belonged to the Philistines; and in which some of the descendants of Anak were found even in the days of David.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-11.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Gaza, Gath, Ashdod - See the Joshua 13:3 note.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/joshua-11.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel,.... For those that escaped the sword fled elsewhere, particularly to the following places:

only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod there remained; that is, some of the Anakims or giants; these were three of the five principalities of the Philistines, and were never conquered and possessed by Israel, see Joshua 13:3; of the city of Gaza; see Gill on Amos 1:7; See Gill on Amos 1:8; and See Gill on Zephaniah 2:4; and of Gath; see Gill on Amos 6:2; Ashdod is the same with Azotus; see Gill on Acts 8:40, Mela saysF8De Situ Orbis, l. 1. c. 10. , the port of Azotus was a mart for the merchandises of Arabia, and was built on such an eminence, that from the top of it, at the fourth watch, might be seen the rising of the sun at the mountain Azotus; see"Who discomfited the right wing, and pursued them unto the mount Azotus.' (1 Maccabees 9:15)this city held out a siege of twenty nine years against Psammitticus, king of Egypt; see Gill on Isaiah 20:1.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-11.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, m in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.

(m) Out of which came Goliath, (1 Samuel 17:4).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-11.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 11:22 There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.

Ver. 22. Only in Gaza, &c.] Three Philistine cities. See 2 Samuel 21:15-22.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-11.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Three cities of the Philistines, to which they retired, and where we find some of them afterwards, 1 Samuel 17:4 2 Samuel 21:16; which may be one reason why the Israelites durst not make an attempt upon these places, though they were a part of their possession.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-11.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

22. Gath — The city of the giant Goliath had been searched for in vain, till J.L. Porter in 1857 fixed upon the conspicuous hill now called Tell-es-safieh, at the side of the plain of Philistia, at the foot of the mountains of Judah, ten miles east of Ashdod and south by east of Ekron.

Hither the ark was carried during its captivity, (1 Samuel 5:8,) and hither David twice fled for refuge while persecuted by Saul. 1 Samuel 21:10; 1 Samuel 27:2.

Ashdod is the modern Esdud, on a small round hill thickly covered with trees, between Jamnia and Gaza, ten miles south of the former. This, like the two other cities here named, belonged to the Philistines, and was the chief seat of the worship of Dagon. See 1 Samuel 5:1-7, and note on Acts 8:40.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-11.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Joshua 11:22. Only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod — These were three cities of the Philistines, into which either some of the Anakims escaped, and there took shelter, or they had been there from ancient time, and the Israelites could not yet expel them. For they did not possess themselves of the country of the Philistines till the time of David, when we find some of these giants still there.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/joshua-11.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Gaza, the most southern city of the Philistines, was afterwards taken by the tribe of Juda, but lost again in a short time. It was particularly addicted to the worship of Jupiter, Marnas, or "the Lord." --- Geth was probably taken by David, who found a refuge with its king, 1 Kings xxi. After the reign of Solomon, it returned to its former masters. --- Azotus, or as the Hebrew writes, Asdod, on the Mediterranean, was noted for the temple of Dagon, (1 Kings v. 1,) which Jonathas destroyed. (Josephus, [Antiquities?] xxii. 8.) (Calmet) --- Wars, of a general nature. The different tribes had only to take some cities, chap. xv. 1. (Worthington)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-11.html. 1859.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(22) Only in . . . Gath.-Goliath of Gath and his gigantic relatives (1 Samuel 17 and 2 Samuel 21) seem to have been a part of this remnant.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/joshua-11.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.
only in Gaza
Judges 3:3; 1 Samuel 17:4; 2 Samuel 21:16-22; 1 Chronicles 18:1; 29:4-8
Ashdod
15:46; 2 Chronicles 26:6; Nehemiah 13:23,24
Reciprocal: Numbers 13:22 - Ahiman;  Numbers 13:28 - saw the;  Deuteronomy 1:28 - we have seen;  Joshua 14:12 - the Anakims;  Judges 1:18 - General1 Samuel 5:1 - Ashdod;  Amos 2:9 - I destroyed

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 11:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-11.html.