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Joshua 13:30

Their territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities;
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Bashan;   Jair;   Mahanaim;   Og;   Topography;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Amorites, the;   Manasseh, the Tribe of;   Tribes of Israel, the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adoption;   Og;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Bashan;   Gad;   Gilead;   Manasseh, tribe of;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Land (of Israel);   Easton Bible Dictionary - Bashan;   Bashan-Havoth-Jair;   Havoth-Jair;   Jair;   Mahanaim;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ashtaroth;   Bashan;   Bashan-Havoth-Jair;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Bashan;   Havoth-Jair;   Joshua, the Book of;   Judah;   Machir;   Mahanaim;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Havvoth-Jair;   Joshua;   Mahanaim;   Numbers, Book of;   Og;   Priests and Levites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bashan ;   Havothjair ;   Jair ;   Mahanaim ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Bashan;   Havoth-jair;   Jair;   Mahanaim;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ba'shan;   Havoth-Ja'ir;   Mahana'im,;   Manas'seh;   Og;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Abiezer;   Bashan;   Jair;   Mahanaim;   Og;   Town;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Adoption;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Havoth-Jair;   Jair;   Mahanaim;   Peræ;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The towns of Jair - These were sixty cities; they are mentioned afterwards, and in 1 Chronicles 2:21, etc. They are the same with the Havoth-jair mentioned Numbers 32:41. Jair was son of Segub, grandson of Esron or Hezron, and great-grandson of Machir by his grandmother's side, who married Hezron of the tribe of Judah. See his genealogy, 1 Chronicles 2:21-24.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-13.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And their coast was from Mahanaim,.... A place in the tribe of Gad, Joshua 13:26; which was the boundary of the half tribe that way:

all Bashan; so famous for its oxen, and for pasturage for them, and for its oaks, called by Josephus Batanea:

all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan; which, besides Bashan, took in the kingdom of Argob or Trachonitis, half the land of Gilead, all which was possessed by the half tribe of Manasseh: see Deuteronomy 3:13,

and all the towns of, Jair which are in Bashan, threescore cities; of Jair, and his relation to Manasseh, and of his taking these cities, and the number of them, see Numbers 33:41.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-13.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, threescore cities:

Of Jair — Who, though of the tribe of Judah, by the father, 1 Chronicles 2:21,22, yet is called the son of Manasseh, Numbers 32:41, because he married a daughter of Manasseh, and wholly associated himself with those valiant Manassites; and with their help took sixty cities or great towns, Deuteronomy 3:4,14, which thence were called the towns of Jair.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-13.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 13:30 And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which [are] in Bashan, threescore cities:

Ver. 30. See Numbers 32:41.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-13.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Jair, who, though of the tribe of Judah by the father, 1 Chronicles 2:21,22, yet is called the son of Manasseh, Numbers 32:41, because he married a daughter of Manasseh, and wholly associated himself with those valiant Manassites, and with their help took sixty cities or great towns, Deuteronomy 3:4,14, which thence were called the towns of Reuben and Gad.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". 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

30.All Bashan — This region, distinguished for its fertility, thrifty herds and flocks, and lofty oaks, extended from Gilead on the south to Mount Hermon on the north, and from the Jordan valley on the west far into the eastern and northeastern desert. See on Deuteronomy 3:1-14.

All the towns of Jair — That is, the towns that were taken by Jair, the son of Manasseh, and called by his own name. Numbers 32:41. They have the name Havoth-jair and Bashan-havoth-jair, (Deuteronomy 3:14,) and Porter affirms the two names are not to be confounded. “The towns of Havoth-jair were situated in Gilead south of the river Hieromax, while those of Bashan-havoth-jair were in Bashan, and identical with the sixty great cities of Argob.” According to this distinction the threescore cities here mentioned constituted Bashan-havoth-jair. See 1 Kings 4:13, note.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-13.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Joshua 13:30. All the towns of Jair — Who, though of the tribe of Judah, by the father, (1 Chronicles 2:21-22,) yet is called the son of Manasseh, (Numbers 32:41,) because he married a daughter of Manasseh, and wholly associated himself with those valiant Manassites; and with their help took sixty cities or great towns, (Deuteronomy 3:4; Deuteronomy 3:14,) which thence were called the towns of Jair.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/joshua-13.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Towns, which were conquered by Jair, of the tribe of Juda; though he belonged, in some degree, to that of Manasses, by his grandmother, Numbers xxxii. 41.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-13.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

And their. Some codices in the margin read "and all their".

all. Some codices, with one early printed edition, and Septuagint, read "and all".

towns = villages. Hebrew Havoth Jair. Compare Deuteronomy 3:14, Hebrew daughters. Figure of speech Prosepopoeia (App-6).

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". "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 their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, threescore cities:

Their coast was from Mahanaim. The region occupied by the half tribe of Manasseh on the east of the Jordan was won by their own bravery, and confirmed to them by Moses (Numbers 32:39-42; Deuteronomy 33:13-15). For Mahanaim, the point from which the boundary line is traced, see the note at Joshua 13:26. The description embraces the border of "all Bashan," which comprehended the 60 cities of Jair (Deuteronomy 3:4), together with "half Gilead" - i:e., the northern part of it (Deuteronomy 3:4-5; 1 Kings 4:13) - of which the chief cities were Ashtaroth and Edrei. Ashtaroth had the epithet Karnaim ('the two horns,' or the crescent) Joined to it; so called from the worship of Astarte, or Ashtaroth, the Dea Syria being established there. This city was the capital of Bashan at the time of the Israelite invasion.

Edrei - now called Edhr'a (see the note at Numbers 21:33).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". "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 Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, threescore cities:
26; Numbers 32:39-41; Deuteronomy 3:13-15; 1 Chronicles 2:21-23
Reciprocal: Numbers 21:33 - Og;  Numbers 32:41 - Jair;  Deuteronomy 3:3 - GeneralDeuteronomy 3:4 - all his cities;  1 Chronicles 2:22 - Jair

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 13:30". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-13.html.