Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 13:16

Their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, with the city which is in the middle of the valley and all the plain by Medeba;
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Amorites;   Medeba;   Reubenites;   Topography;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Amorites, the;   Reuben, the Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Arnon;   Medeba;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gad;   Heshbon;   Manasseh, tribe of;   Reuben;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Land (of Israel);   Easton Bible Dictionary - Medeba;   Plain;   Reuben, Tribe of;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ar;   Aroer;   Ashtaroth;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Arnon;   Aroer;   Joshua, the Book of;   Medeba;   Moab and the Moabite Stone;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Joshua;   Medeba;   Moab, Moabites;   Numbers, Book of;   Priests and Levites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Aroer ;   Medeba ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Medeba;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Aroer;   Heshbon;   Medeba;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ar'non;   Ar'oer;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ar;   Joshua, Book of;   Medeba;   Siddim, Vale of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Medeba;   Moab;   Peræ;   War;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And their coast was from Aroer that is on the bank of the river Arnon,.... As the country of Sihon is described, Joshua 13:9; from whence it appears that it was his country which was given to Reuben, though not all of it:

and the city that is in the midst of the river; See Gill on Joshua 13:9,

and all the plain by Medeba; which reached unto Dibon, Joshua 13:9.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:16". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-13.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 13:16 And their coast was from Aroer, that [is] on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that [is] in the midst of the river, and all the plain by Medeba;

Ver. 16. And the city that is in the midst.] See Joshua 13:9.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:16". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-13.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The city that is in the midst of the river; of which see Deuteronomy 3:16 Joshua 12:2.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 13:16". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-13.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

16.Aroer — A city on the northern bank of the river Arnon, and on the southern border of the territory conquered from Sihon, king of the Amorites. Compare Numbers 21:26. Its ruins, called Araayr, were discovered by Burckhardt on the summit of a lofty wall of rock overlooking the ancient Arnon. It is to be distinguished from the Aroer before Rabbah (Joshua 13:25) and the Aroer in the south of Judah. 1 Samuel 30:28. The city that is in the midst of the river is a subject of dispute. Some think it is the city Aroer itself. Others conjecture that Aroer consisted of two parts, or an upper and lower city, one on the high bank of the river, and the other in the valley below, where it may have been surrounded by the waters of the stream. Others think it was a city at the junction of the Arnon and one of its tributaries, where Burckhardt saw a hill with ruins on it. Keil thinks that it was Ar of Moab, and at that junction Ar Moab is located on Menke’s map.

Plain by Medeba — “The whole plain of Medeba was occupied by the Reubenites; but the city itself was, perhaps, strongly fortified, and suffered to remain, like many in western Palestine, in the hands of its old inhabitants. Its ruins still exist, and bear their old name under the Arabic form Madeba. They lie about four miles southeast of Heshbon, with which they are connected by an ancient paved road. The city occupied a low hill, a mile and a half in circumference. The whole site is covered with ruins; not a solitary building remains standing. The plain around it, though now desolate, is fertile, and thickly dotted with ancient cities.” — J.L. Porter.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 13:16". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-13.html. 1874-1909.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain by Medeba;

Aroer - (see the note at Joshua 13:9.)

Medeba - (see the note at Joshua 13:9.)

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 13:16". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/joshua-13.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain by Medeba;
9; 12:2; Numbers 21:28-30; 32:33-38; Deuteronomy 3:12; Isaiah 15:1,2,4; 16:7-9; Jeremiah 48:21-24
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 30:28 - Aroer;  2 Samuel 24:5 - Aroer;  Isaiah 16:2 - the fords;  Isaiah 17:2 - Aroer

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 13:16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-13.html.