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Joshua 14:14

Therefore, Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite until this day, because he followed the Lord God of Israel fully.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Caleb;   Decision;   Hebron;   Obedience;   Thompson Chain Reference - Caleb;   Hebron;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Anakim, the;   Holy Land;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Caleb;   Hebron;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Anak;   Caleb;   Hebron;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Caleb;   Debir;   Jephunneh;   Judah, Tribe of;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Bartholomew;   Caleb;   Hebron;   Kenaz;   Othniel;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Joshua, the Book of;   Kenizzite;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Caleb;   Genealogy;   Joshua;   Judah;   Kenizzites;   Moses;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Caleb;   Kenezite ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Caleb;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Jephun'neh;   Ken'ezite,;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Caleb;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Caleb;   Joshua (2);   Joshua, Book of;   Judah, Territory of;   Kenezite;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Anakim;   Caleb;   Giants;   Joshua, Book of;   Judah, Tribe of;   Kenaz;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb - Joshua admitted his claim, recognized his right, and made a full conveyance of Hebron and its dependencies to Caleb and his posterity; and this being done in the sight of all the elders of Israel, the right was publicly acknowledged, and consequently this portion was excepted from the general determination by lot; God having long before made the cession of this place to him and to his descendants.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 14:14". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-14.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day,.... The time of the writing of this book:

because he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel; as in Joshua 14:8; Hebron signifies fellowship or communion; and this in a spiritual sense is very desirable by all the people of God, as Hebron was by Caleb, even communion with God, Father, Son and Spirit, with angels and saints, both now and hereafter; and they are willing to engage with their spiritual enemies in the name and strength of Christ, though ever so potent, may they but enjoy this blessing, and which is more or less granted, to all the hearty, sincere, and faithful followers of Christ; see John 14:21.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 14:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-14.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 14:14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.

Ver. 4. Because that he wholly, &c.] See Joshua 14:8; Joshua 14:12.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 14:14". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-14.html. 1865-1868.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Hebron belonged, &c. All the country thereabouts, depending on Hebron, was given to Caleb; but the city itself, with the suburbs, was one of those that were given to the priests to dwell in. (Challoner) --- Caleb might also dwell, (Calmet) and be lord of the city, (Salien) though the profits (Haydock) or the town belonged to the priests, chap. xxi. 11. (Worthington)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 14:14". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-14.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Hebron . . . became. Compare Joshua 21:12.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 14:14". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/joshua-14.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.

Because that he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel. This of course points to his faithfulness as a spy of Canaan (Numbers 14:30; Numbers 15:6-9; Numbers 15:24); but additional significance is given to the words by the fact regarding Caleb noticed in Joshua 14:6.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 14:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/joshua-14.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(14) The Kenezite.—This epithet seems to be connected with Kenaz (Joshua 15:17).

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Joshua 14:14". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/joshua-14.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.
because
8,9; 1 Corinthians 15:58
Reciprocal: Genesis 23:2 - Kirjatharba;  Joshua 10:36 - Hebron;  Joshua 14:6 - Kenezite;  1 Samuel 30:31 - Hebron;  2 Samuel 2:1 - Hebron;  1 Kings 11:6 - went not fully after;  2 Chronicles 11:10 - Hebron;  Psalm 51:10 - right

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 14:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-14.html.