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Joshua 13:18

and Jahaz and Kedemoth and Mephaath,
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Amorites;   Jahaz;   Kedemoth;   Mephaath;   Reubenites;   Topography;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Amorites, the;   Reuben, the Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Kedemoth;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gad;   Heshbon;   Manasseh, tribe of;   Reuben;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Land (of Israel);   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jahaz;   Kedemoth;   Reuben, Tribe of;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ashtaroth;   Jahaz;   Kedemoth;   Mephaath;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Jahaz;   Joshua, the Book of;   Kedemoth;   Mephaath;   Moab and the Moabite Stone;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jahaz;   Joshua;   Kedemoth;   Mephaath;   Moab, Moabites;   Numbers, Book of;   Priests and Levites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Heshbon ;   Jahaz, Jahaza, Jahazah, Jahzah ;   Kedemoth ;   Mephaath ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Heshbon;   Jahaz;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ja'haz,;   Jaha'za;   Ked'emoth;   Meph'a-Ath;   Shu'nem;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Jahaz;   Joshua, Book of;   Kedemoth;   Mephaath;   Siddim, Vale of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Kirjathaim;   Moab;   War;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Jahaza - A city near Medeba and Dibon. It was given to the Levites, 1 Chronicles 6:78.

Kedemoth - Mentioned Deuteronomy 2:26; supposed to have been situated beyond the river Arnon.

Mephaath - Situated on the frontiers of Moab, on the eastern part of the desert. It was given to the Levites, Joshua 21:37.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 13:18". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-13.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Jahazah,.... Called Jahaz, Numbers 21:23, where the battle was fought between Sihon and Israel:

and Kedemoth; near to which was a wilderness, which took its name from it, from whence Moses sent messengers with words of peace to Sihon, Deuteronomy 2:26,

and Mephaath; thought to be the Maipha of PtolemyF6Geograph. l. 6. c. 7. ; here Jerom saysF7De loc Heb. fol. 93. D. , in his time was a garrison of Roman soldiers, because of the desert that was near. It was a city, with its suburbs, given to the Levites, as were the two preceding, Joshua 21:36; AdrichomiusF8Theatrum Ter. Sanct. p. 179. takes it to be the same with Malle, which, Josephus says,F9Antiqu. l. 12. c. 8. sect. 3. was called the city of the strangers.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-13.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 13:18 And Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,

Ver. 18. The cities and coasts of each tribe are thus particularly set down, to prevent discord and division, that mother of dissolution.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:18". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-13.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

18.Jahaza — Written also Jahaz. It was the place of the decisive battle of the Israelites with Sihon, (Numbers 21:23,) and seems to have been on the confines of the desert, to the southeast of Heshbon, but its site has not been discovered, Kedemoth was also a city of this eastern desert, but as this region has not yet been explored its exact situation is not known. Mephaath is always mentioned in connexion with the two cities previously named, but, like them, is unknown. In the time of Eusebius it was the station of a Roman garrison to cheek the wandering Arabs of the desert.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 13:18". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-13.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Mephaath, near the desert, where the Romans afterwards kept a garrison. It was given to the Levites, but was seized by the Moabites after the reign of David. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 13:18". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-13.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Coast = border.

by. A special various reading called Sevir. (App-34) reads "as far as", with some codices, and three early printed editions Aramaean, Syriac, and Septuagint.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 13:18". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/joshua-13.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,

Jahaza - or Jahaz, or Jahzah - (see the note at Numbers 21:23; Deuteronomy 2:32; Joshua 13:18; Judges 11:20; 1 Chronicles 6:78; Isaiah 15:4; Jeremiah 48:21; Jeremiah 48:34.)

Kedemoth - (see the note at Joshua 21:37; Numbers 21:21; Deuteronomy 2:26; 1 Chronicles 6:79.)

Mephaath (Joshua 21:37; 1 Chronicles 6:79; Jeremiah 48:21) - its site unknown; but in the latter passage referred to it is associated with Jahazah.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 13:18". "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 Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
Jahaza
A city near Medeba and Dibon, afterwards given to the Levites.
21:36,37; Numbers 21:23
Jahaz
1 Chronicles 6:78,79
Jahzah
Kedemoth. Supposed to have been situated east of the Arnon.
Mephaath
Situated near the desert, east of Moab. In the time of Eusebius, he says the Romans kept a garrison there.
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 2:26 - Kedemoth;  Isaiah 15:4 - Jahaz;  Jeremiah 48:21 - Jahazah

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 13:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-13.html.