Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 18:12

Their border on the north side was from the Jordan, then the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north, and went up through the hill country westward, and it ended at the wilderness of Beth-aven.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Benjamin;   Beth-Aven;   Jericho;   Thompson Chain Reference - Beth-Aven;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Benjamin, Tribe of;   Deserts;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Beth-Aven;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Benjamin;   Bethel;   Palestine;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Beth-Aven;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Bethaven;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Aven;   Beth-Aven;   Joshua, the Book of;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Benjamin;   Beth-Aven;   Joshua;   Priests and Levites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bethaven ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Beth-aven;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Beth-A'ven;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Beth-Aven;   Jericho;   Joshua, Book of;   Quarter;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Bethaven;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Benjamin;   Beth-Aven;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The wilderness of Beth-aven - This was the same as Beth-el; but this name was not given to it till Jeroboam had fixed one of his golden calves there. Its first name signifies the house of God; its second, the house of iniquity.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 18:12". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-18.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And their border on the north side was from Jordan,.... Which was the eastern boundary of the tribe, and hence proceeded from east to west, and formed its northern border, which is described in like manner as the lot of the children of Joseph, Joshua 16:1,

and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north side; from Jordan it went to the north of Jericho, and so took in that place, which was within the tribe of Benjamin, Joshua 18:21,

and went up through the mountains westward; the mountains that were on the north of Jericho; for, as Strabo saysF9Geograph. l. 16. p. 525. , Jericho was surrounded with mountains, see Joshua 2:16; through these mountains the coast went on towards the western border of the tribe:

and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Bethaven: a place near Bethel and Ai, to which there was a wilderness adjoining, see Joshua 7:2; here ended the northern border.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 18:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-18.html. 1999.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

A place distinct from, but near unto Beth-el, as may be gathered from Joshua 16:1.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 18:12". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-18.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

12.Their border on the north side was identical with the south border of Ephraim, (Joshua 16:1-10,) as far as Lower Beth-boron.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 18:12". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-18.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Bethaven, or Bethel. Josephus says, (Antiquities v. 3,) that the territory of Benjamin extended as far as the Mediterranean: but it only went to Ataroth, ver. 13. (Menochius)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 18:12". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-18.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

mountains = hill country.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 18:12". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/joshua-18.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And their border on the north side was from Jordan; and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north side, and went up through the mountains westward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Bethaven.
Jericho
2:1; 3:16; 6:1; 16:1
the wilderness
7:2; Hosea 4:15; 5:8; 10:5
Reciprocal: Joshua 8:15 - by the way;  Joshua 18:21 - Jericho;  1 Samuel 13:5 - Bethaven;  John 11:54 - Ephraim

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 18:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-18.html.