Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 13:8

With the other half-tribe, the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance which Moses gave them beyond the Jordan to the east, just as Moses the servant of the Lord gave to them;
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Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Geshur;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Holy Land;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ammon;   Gad;   Israel;   Manasseh, tribe of;   Reuben;   Tribes;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Land (of Israel);   Easton Bible Dictionary - Manasseh;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Gaza;   Joshua, the Book of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Joshua;   Priests and Levites;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Tribes;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Joshua, Book of;  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

"With him the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of Jehovah gave them: from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of the Medeba unto Dibon; and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon; and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salecah; all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashteroth and in Edrei (the same was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); for these did Moses smite, and drove them out. Nevertheless the children of Israel drove not out the Geshurites, nor the Maacathites: but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel unto this day. Only unto the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance; the offerings of Jehovah, the God of Israel, made by fire are his inheritance, as he spake unto him."

See a complete discussion of the events here repeated from Deuteronomy 3:1-17, and from Numbers 32.

"Aroer ..." (Joshua 13:9). This is one of at least three cities, possibly four, that bore this name![22]

The mention here (Joshua 13:14) of Levi's not receiving an inheritance also carries the notation that they were to receive all of the offerings made by fire. They were also assigned certain cities throughout Israel, as more particularly noted in Joshua 21. In Paul's eloquent support of the principle that the Christian church should adequately support its ministers, he appealed to the example of the Levites (2 Corinthians 9).

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Joshua 13:8". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/joshua-13.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance,.... That is, along with the half tribe of Manasseh, but not with that half of it before mentioned, who was to haven division of a part with the nine tribes, but with the other half of the tribe settled beyond Jordan; with them the tribes of Reuben and Gad had received their portion at their own request, and so were to have no share in the present distribution:

which Moses gave them beyond Jordan eastward; at their desire, Numbers 32:1, and upon certain conditions to be performed by them, Numbers 32:20,

even as Moses the servant of the Lord gave them; this character of Moses, as the "servant of the Lord", seems to be observed to show that he gave the said tribes their inheritance: according to the will of God, and in obedience to it: here end the words of the Lord to Joshua, and next follows an account of the land given to the two tribes and a half described by the writer of this book.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-13.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

With whomHebrew, “him.” The antecedent is evidently to Manasseh, not, however, the half-tribe just mentioned, but the other half; for the historian, led, as it were, by the sound of the word, breaks off to describe the possessions beyond Jordan already assigned to Reuben, Gad, and the half of Manasseh (see on Numbers 32:1; see on Numbers 32:33; also see Deuteronomy 3:8-17). It may be proper to remark that it was wise to put these boundaries on record. In case of any misunderstanding or dispute arising about the exact limits of each district or property, an appeal could always be made to this authoritative document, and a full knowledge as well as grateful sense obtained of what they had received from God (Psalm 16:5, Psalm 16:6).

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

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them;

Which Moses gave them — By my command, and therefore do not thou disturb them in their possessions, but proceed to divide the other possessions to the rest.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:8". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-13.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 13:8 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, [even] as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them;

Ver. 8. Even as Moses the servant of the Lord gave them.] So do thou confirm it. Here then is no tautology, as at first it may seem to be.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:8". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-13.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

With whom, Heb. with him, i.e. with the half tribe of Manasseh; not that half which is expressed Joshua 13:7, as is evident from the thing; but the other half, which is sufficiently and necessarily understood, the relative being here put for the antecedent, understood, as it is, Numbers 7:89 Psalms 114:2 Isaiah 8:21 Jonah 1:3.

As Moses the servant of the Lord gave them; which Moses gave them by my command, and therefore do not thou disturb them in their possessions, but proceed to divide the other possessions to the rest.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 13:8". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-13.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Joshua 13:8. With whom — That is, with the other half of the tribe before mentioned. Which Moses gave them — By my command, and therefore do not thou disturb them in their possessions, but proceed to divide the other possessions to the rest. With this verse end the words of God to Joshua, begun Joshua 13:1; and in the next verse the writer of this book begins to describe the country which God ordered to be given to the fore-named two tribes and a half, that there might be no future dispute about this division; but it might be held as good as that which was made by lot among the rest of the tribes.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Joshua 13:8". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/joshua-13.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

With whom. That is, with the other half of that same tribe.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 13:8". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-13.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Moses gave Compare Numbers 32:33, Deuteronomy 3:13, Deuteronomy 22:4.

even as. So a special reading called Sevir (App-34). but Hebrew text reads "as".

Moses the servant of the LORD. See note on Deuteronomy 34:5.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 13:8". "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

With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them;

With whom - Hebrew, 'him.' The antecedent is evidently to Manasseh-not, however, the half tribe just mentioned, but the other half; because the historian, led, as it were, by the sound the word, breaks off to describe the possessions beyond Jordan already assigned to Reuben, Gad, and the half of Manasseh (see the note at Numbers 32:1-42; Deuteronomy 3:8-17). It may be proper to remark that it was wise to put these boundaries on record, as, in case of any misunderstanding or dispute arising about the exact limits of each district or property, an appeal could always be made to this authoritative document, and a full knowledge as well as grateful sense obtained of what they had received from God (Psalms 16:5-6).

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them;
Moses gave
4:12; 22:4; Numbers 32:33-42; Deuteronomy 3:12-17
Reciprocal: Genesis 31:21 - Gilead;  Genesis 31:48 - Galeed;  Genesis 49:19 - GeneralNumbers 21:24 - Israel;  Numbers 21:31 - GeneralNumbers 32:19 - because;  Numbers 32:22 - this land;  Numbers 34:14 - GeneralDeuteronomy 33:20 - Blessed;  Joshua 12:6 - gave it;  Joshua 14:3 - Moses;  Joshua 18:7 - and Gad;  Judges 11:19 - General2 Samuel 2:9 - Gilead;  Psalm 108:8 - Gilead;  Mark 3:8 - beyond

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 13:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-13.html.