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Joshua 13:26

and from Heshbon as far as Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim, and from Mahanaim as far as the border of Debir;
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Betonim;   Gad;   Mahanaim;   Ramath-Mizpeh;   Topography;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Amorites, the;   Gad, the Tribe of;   Tribes of Israel, the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Debir;   Ramoth;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gad;   Manasseh, tribe of;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Land (of Israel);   Easton Bible Dictionary - Lo-Debar;   Mahanaim;   Mizpah;   Ramath-Mizpeh;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ashtaroth;   Betonim;   Debir (1);   Gad (1);   Gilead;   Jephthah;   Lodebar;   Mizpah;   Nut;   Ramath Mizpeh;   Ramoth Gilead;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Betonim;   Debir;   Gad;   Joshua, the Book of;   Lo-Debar;   Mahanaim;   Moab and the Moabite Stone;   Ramath;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Betonim;   Debir;   Joshua;   Lo-Debar;   Numbers, Book of;   Priests and Levites;   Ramah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Joram;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Betonim ;   Debir ;   Heshbon ;   Mahanaim ;   Mizpah, Mizpeh ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Ramothgilead;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dehir;   Heshbon;   Lodebar;   Mahanaim;   Mizpah;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Bet'onim;   De'bir;   Mahana'im,;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Mahanaim;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Betonim;   Debir (2);   Gad (1);   Heshbon;   Joshua, Book of;   Lidebir;   Lo-Debar;   Mahanaim;   Mizpah;   Ramath-Mizpeh;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Gad;   High Place;   Mahanaim;   Mizpah;   Peræ;   Ramoth-Gilead;   War;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Ramath-mizpeh - The same as Ramoth-gilead. It was one of the cities of refuge, Joshua 20:8; Deuteronomy 4:47.

Mahanaim - Or the two camps. Situated on the northern side of the brook Jabbok, celebrated for the vision of the two camps of angels which Jacob had there; see Genesis 32:2.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 13:26". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-13.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim,.... This was their coast from the south to the north, and so describes their eastern border, which reached from Heshbon, given to the tribe of Reuben, Joshua 13:7; to these places mentioned; Ramathmizpeh, the same with Ramothgilead, which JeromF15De loc. Heb. fol. 99. A. says was a village in his time, and lay two miles from Philadelphia or Rabbath before mentioned, to the east; it should be to the west; of Betonim we nowhere else read, it seems to have been near to Ramath:

and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir; the former of these was the place where the angels met Jacob, and who gave it the name from thence; and in later times a city of this name was built there, and was near the river Jabbok, Genesis 32:2; Debir is different from that in the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:15; in the Septuagint version here it is called Daibon, perhaps the same with Dibon, the tribe of Gad rebuilt, and is called Dibongad, Numbers 32:34; unless Lidbar here should be the same with Lodebar in Gilead, 2 Samuel 17:27.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:26". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-13.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir;

Ramath-mizpeh — Called Ramoth-Gilead, or Ramoth in Gilead.

Mahanaim — Exclusively; for Mahanaim was in the portion of Manasseh, beyond Jabbok, which was the border of Gad and Manasseh.

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John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 13:26 And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir;

Ver. 26. Ramathmizpeth.] Called also Ramoth in Gilead. [Joshua 20:8]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:26". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-13.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

From Heshbon, either exclusively or inclusively. See Poole on "Joshua 13:17".

Ramath-mizpeh, called Ramoth-gilead, or Ramoth in Gilead, Joshua 20:8, and elsewhere

Mahanaim, exclusively; for Mahanaim was in the portion of Manasseh, beyond Jabbok, which was the border of Gad and Manasseh.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 13:26". 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

26.From Heshbon — Which belonged to the Reubenites, (Joshua 13:17,) but stood so near the boundary between Reuben and Gad as to be occupied in common by both tribes. Compare Joshua 13:17 and Joshua 21:39, notes.

Ramath-mizpeh — Probably identical with Ramoth-gilead and Mizpeh of Gilead, which was allotted to the Levites and appointed one of the cities of refuge. Joshua 20:8; Joshua 21:38. Most modern scholars are inclined to locate it at the village of es-Salt, thirty miles north of Heshbon. “This is indicated,” says Porter, “(1) by its position on the summit of a steep hill; (2) by its old ecclesiastical name, Saltus Hieralicus, which appears to point to its original sacerdotal and holy character; (3) by the fact that about two miles to the northwest of es-Salt is the highest peak of the mountain range, still bearing the name Jebel Jilead; (4) by the statement of Eusebius that Ramoth-Gilead lay in the fifteenth mile from Philadelphia towards the west, and this is the exact distance of es-Salt from Rabbath-Ammon.” From its lofty position and sacred character it became a great sanctuary of the eastern tribes. See Judges 10:17, note.

Betonim — Probably identical with a ruined village Batneh, marked on the maps of Menke and Van de Velde about five miles west of es-Salt.

Mahanaim — The place where Jacob met with the angels of God, and therefore called by a name which signifies a double host or camp. Genesis 32:2, note. It stood on the border between Gad and Manasseh, (Joshua 13:30,) and was assigned to the Levites. Chap. Joshua 21:38. Here after Saul’s death Abner made Ishbosheth king, (2 Samuel 2:8,) and to this place David fled during the rebellion of Absalom. Its site is yet a matter of uncertainty. Some think it is the modern Mahneh, near Jebel Ajlun; while Porter suggests that it may have stood upon the site now occupied by the ruins of Gerasa. The border of Debir is utterly unknown. The Hebrew for of Debir is לדבר, and the first letter ל, lamedh, may be a part of the name, Lidbir. Reland thinks it may be the same as Lodebar, which, according to 2 Samuel 9:4, must have been in this same vicinity.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 13:26". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-13.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

And. This is the middle verse of this book.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 13:26". "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 from Heshbon unto Ramath-mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir;

From Heshbon unto Ramath-mizpeh - Heshbon (see the note at Joshua 13:17). Porter ('Handbook of Syria and Palestine, p. 310) thinks 'it is highly probable that Jebel Osh'a may be the Ramath-mizpeh (the heights of the watch-tower) referred to in this passage and Judges 11:1-40.'

Betonim - perhaps Batneh, in the vicinity of the former.

And from Mahanaim (the two hosts, Genesis 32:1-32) - a town near the fords north of the Jabbok, on the border of the tribes Gad and Manasseh, and given to the Levites (Joshua 21:38).

Unto the border of Debir, [ g

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 13:26". "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 from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir;
Ramath-mizpeh
20:8; Genesis 31:49; Judges 10:17; 11:11,29; 1 Kings 22:3
Mahanaim
21:38; Genesis 32:1,2; 2 Samuel 2:8; 17:27
Debir
2 Samuel 9:4,5; 17:27
Lodebar
Reciprocal: Joshua 13:30 - General2 Samuel 17:24 - Mahanaim;  1 Chronicles 6:81 - Heshbon

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 13:26". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-13.html.