Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 18:14

The border extended from there and turned round on the west side southward, from the hill which lies before Beth-horon southward; and it ended at Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), a city of the sons of Judah. This was the west side.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Benjamin;   Kirjath-Jearim;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Benjamin, Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Kirjath-Jearim, or Kirjath-Baal;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Benjamin;   Kiriath-jearim;   Palestine;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Beth-Horon;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ahijah;   Bethhoron;   Kirjath Jearim;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Beth-Horon;   Joshua, the Book of;   Kiriath-Baal;   Kiriath-Jearim;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Benjamin;   Beth-Horon;   Joshua;   Kiriath-Jearim;   Priests and Levites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Baalah ;   Bethhoron ;   Kirjathjearim ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Kirjath-jearim;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Beth-Ho'ron;   Kir'jath-Je'arim;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Hill;   Joshua, Book of;   Kiriath-Jearim;   Quarter;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Beth-horon;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Benjamin;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the border was drawn thence,.... From Bethhoron:

and compassed the corner of the sea southward; it is hard to say what sea is meant, or what by it. FullerF11Pisgah Sight, B. 2. c. 12. p. 251. conjectures, that as the Hebrews call any confluence of water a sea, as we call such a "mere", the great waters in Gibeon may be meant, Jeremiah 41:12; for it cannot mean the Mediterranean sea, for Dan lay between Benjamin and that; and yet if a sea is meant, no other can be; wherefore it is best to render it the "west quarter", as it is in the latter part of this verse; and so the same word is translated, Joshua 18:12; the "west", and not the "sea", as it sometimes is; for the border of Benjamin did not reach the sea any where; though JosephusF12Ut supra. (Antiqu. l. 5. c. 1. sect. 22.) makes it to extend to it, and says, that the length of it was from the river Jordan to the sea:

the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward; the hill that lay to the south of nether Bethhoron, as in Joshua 18:13,

and the goings out thereof, the end of the western coast:

were at Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children of Judah; of which see Joshua 15:9,

this was the west quarter; as thus described.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 18:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-18.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter.

Kirjath-jearim — The Israelites changed the name, to blot out the remembrance of Baal.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 18:14". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-18.html. 1765.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Kirjath-jearim; the Israelites changed the name, to blot out the remembrance of Baal. Compare Joshua 15:9 Numbers 32:38.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 18:14". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-18.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Joshua 18:14. The corner of the sea southward — No account can be given of this border, according to our translation. For it is certain it did not compass any corner of the Mediterranean sea, (and no other sea can be here meant,) nor come near unto it. Therefore, by פאת ים, peath-jam, which we translate corner of the sea, must be meant the side of the sea; or rather the west side. So the Vulgate hath it, and the Seventy to the same purpose.

And the word southward is joined by the Vulgate, not to the sea, or west, but to the next words; southward from the hill, &c. Kirjath-baal, which is Kirjath-jearim — The Israelites changed the name, to blot out the remembrance of Baal.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Joshua 18:14". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/joshua-18.html. 1857.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter.
Kirjath-baal
15:9,60; 1 Samuel 7:1,2; 2 Samuel 6:2; 1 Chronicles 13:5,6
Reciprocal: Joshua 9:17 - Kirjathjearim;  Joshua 18:19 - this was the;  Joshua 21:22 - Bethhoron;  1 Samuel 6:21 - Kirjathjearim;  1 Samuel 13:18 - Bethhoron;  Jeremiah 26:20 - Kirjathjearim

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 18:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-18.html.