Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 13:27

and in the valley, Beth-haram and Beth-nimrah and Succoth and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, with the Jordan as a border, as far as the lower end of the Sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan to the east.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Beth-Aram;   Beth-Haran;   Beth-Nimrah;   Chinnereth;   Gad;   Galilee;   Succoth;   Topography;   Zaphon;   Thompson Chain Reference - Succoth;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Amorites, the;   Gad, the Tribe of;   Tribes of Israel, the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Beth-Nimrah;   Succoth;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gad;   Gilead;   Manasseh, tribe of;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Land (of Israel);   Easton Bible Dictionary - Beth-Aram;   Chinnereth;   Gad;   Galilee, Sea of;   Nimrah;   Succoth;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ashtaroth;   Betharam;   Beth-Haran;   Bethnimrah;   Chinnereth, Sea of;   Jephthah;   Succoth;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Beth-Haram;   Chinnereth;   Gad;   Heshbon;   Joshua, the Book of;   Moab and the Moabite Stone;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Zaphon;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beth-Haram;   Chinnereth;   Galilee, Sea of;   Joshua;   Numbers, Book of;   Priests and Levites;   Succoth;   Zaphon;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Joram;   Political Conditions;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Betharam ;   Bethnimrah ;   Chinnereth, Chinneroth, Sea of ;   Heshbon ;   Succoth ;   Zaphon ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Heshbon;   Succoth;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Beth'-Aram;   Beth-Ha'ran;   Beth-Nim'rah;   Chin'nereth, Sea of;   Gad, the Tribe of;   Suc'coth;   Za'phon;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Leopard;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Bethabara;   Beth-Haram;   Beth-Nimrah;   Beyond;   Edge;   Gad (1);   Galilee, Sea of;   Genealogy;   Joshua, Book of;   Leopard;   Mount of the Valley;   Nimrah;   Peraea;   Sea;   Succoth (1);   Zaphon;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Beth-nimra;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Amathus;   Gad;   Gennesaret, Lake of;   Sihon;   Succoth;   War;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Beth-aram - This city was rebuilt by Herod, and called Livias, in honor of Livia, the wife of Augustus. Josephus calls it Julias, Julia being the name which the Greeks commonly give to Livia. - Calmet.

Succoth - A place between Jabbok and Jordan where Jacob pitched his tents, from which circumstance it obtained its name, see Genesis 33:17.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 13:27". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-13.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And in the valley, Betharam,.... The same with Bethharan; see Gill on Numbers 32:36,

and Bethnimrah; sometimes called Nimrah, Numbers 32:3; near to which were some waters, called the waters of Nimrim, Isaiah 15:6; It was in Jerom'sF16De loc. Heb. fol. 93. I. time a large village; it seems to have its name from leopards, which perhaps had their haunts hereabout:

and Succoth: the place where Jacob pitched his tent after he had passed over Jabbok; it is called in the Jerusalem TalmudF17T. Hieros. Sheviith, fol. 38. 4. Thaarabah:

and Zaphon; which in the same Talmud is Amatho or Amathus, which Jerom saysF18De loc. Heb. fol. 88. E. is a village beyond Jordan, twenty one miles from Pella to the south, though he places it in the tribe of Reuben:

the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon; which was not given to the tribe of Reuben, Joshua 13:21,

Jordan and his border; that is, the cities which were near it, as Kimchi; or that were upon the bank of it, as Jarchi:

even unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth; the same with the lake of Gennesaret, Luke 5:1,

on the other side Jordan eastward; the other from that in which the inheritance of Gad lay, which was beyond Jordan, from the land of Canaan.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:27". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-13.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and [his] border, [even] unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the g other side Jordan eastward.

(g) That is, in the land of Moab.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 13:27". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-13.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and his border, even unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.

The rest of the kingdom — The northern part of his kingdom.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:27". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-13.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 13:27 And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and [his] border, [even] unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.

Ver. 27. {See Trapp on "Joshua 13:18"}

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:27". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-13.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Rest of the kingdom of Sihon; the northern part of his kingdom.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 13:27". 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

27.The valley — The Jordan valley from the border of Reuben northward to the sea of Chinnereth. Beth-aram is doubtless the same as Beth-haran in Numbers 32:36. In Eusebius, Jerome, and the Talmud it is called Bethramtha. It has not been accurately identified, but very probably will be found at the ruins called er-Ram just north of the Wady Heshban. The site of Beth-nimrah is still preserved in Nimrin, located, according to Robinson’s map, near the mouth of the Wady Shoaib, and about twelve miles north of er-Ram. In Numbers 32:3, it is called simply Nimrah. From its abundance of water and likeness of name in the Septuagint it seems to meet the requirements of the Bethabara of the New Testament. See note on John 1:28.

Succoth — An important place east of the Jordan, where Jacob built a house and made booths for his cattle after his meeting with Esau. Genesis 33:17. Its exact location is unknown. Zaphon is mentioned again only at Judges 12:1, where see note. No modern trace of it has been discovered.

The rest of the kingdom of Sihon — That is, the portion of it that was left after allotting the southern part to the tribe of Reuben. See note on Joshua 13:21.

Sea of Chinnereth — See note on Joshua 11:2. The subsequent fate of the children of Gad was very like that of the tribe of Reuben. See note on Joshua 13:23.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 13:27". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-13.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Betharan, which was enlarged by Herod, and called Livias, or Julias, as the Greeks called Livia, the wife of Augustus, Julia. (Josephus) --- Saphon, or "the northern part of," &c.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 13:27". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-13.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and his border, even unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.

And in the valley - i:e., of the Jordan, which on the east of the river extended from Hesban, north of the Dead Sea, to the lake of Tiberias (Joshua 12:3). The site of Beth-aram (Numbers 32:36) was, according to Jerome ('Onomast.'), below Wady Phogor, at the foot of Peor. Grove places it in Wady Seif, or Sir, which falls into the Ghor opposite Jericho, and half-way between Wady Hesban and Wady Shoaib. Beth-nimrah (Numbers 32:36; Isaiah 15:6) - or simply Nimrah (Numbers 32:3), now the ruins called Nimrim, at the mouth of Wady Shoaib. Jerome ('Onomast.') states that the town was still standing in his day, two miles from Jordan and five miles north of Beth-aram, called by Herod Livias in honour of Augustus.

Succoth - perhaps the ruins called Sukkot, described by Burck-hardt (p. 345).

And Zaphon - near the sea of Galilee. The enumeration of places in the valley of Jordan, which formed the boundary of the Gadite territory, is made from south to north. [Septuagint, Safan.]

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 13:27". "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 in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and his border, even unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.
Beth-aram
A city near mount Peor, and not far from the entrance of the Jordan into the Dead Sea; rebuilt and called Livias by Herod, in honour of Livia, wife of Augustus.
Numbers 32:36
Beth-nimrah
Numbers 32:3,36
Succoth
Genesis 33:17; Judges 8:5,6,14-16; 1 Kings 7:46
Chinnereth
11:2; 12:3
Chinneroth
Numbers 34:11; Deuteronomy 3:17; Luke 5:1
Gennesaret
Reciprocal: Joshua 19:35 - Chinnereth;  Psalm 60:6 - valley;  Isaiah 15:6 - Nimrim

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 13:27". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-13.html.