Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 18:17

It extended northward and went to En-shemesh and went to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, and it went down to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Adummim;   Benjamin;   Bohan;   En-Shemesh;   Geliloth;   Pillar;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Benjamin, Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adummim;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Benjamin;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Adummim;   En-Shemesh;   Geliloth;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Adummim;   Bohan;   Enshemesh;   Geliloth;   Olives, Mount of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Adummim;   Bohan;   En-Shemesh;   Geliloth;   Gilgal;   Joshua, the Book of;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Adummim;   Benjamin;   Bohan;   En-Shemesh;   Geliloth;   Joshua;   Priests and Levites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Adummim ;   Bohan ;   Enshemesh ;   Geliloth ;   Gilgal;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Adummim;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Adum'mim;   Bo'han;   En-She'mesh;   Gel'iloth;   Gil'gal;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Adummim;   Bohan;   En-Shemesh;   Gallim;   Geliloth;   Joshua, Book of;   Reuben;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Adummim;   Bohan;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Adummim;   Benjamin;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

En-shemesh - The fountain of the sun; a proof of the idolatrous nature of the ancient inhabitants of this land.

Geliloth - As the word signifies borders or limits, it is probably not the proper name of a place: And went forth towards the Borders which are over against the ascent to Adummim.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 18:17". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-18.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And was drawn from the north,.... Turning northward, and looking that way from the west to the east:

and went forth to Enshemesh; or the fountain of the sun, see Joshua 15:7,

and went forth toward Geliloth; called Gilgal, Joshua 15:7,

which is over against the going up to Adummim; a place between Jerusalem and Jericho, see Joshua 15:7,

and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben; see Joshua 15:6.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 18:17". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-18.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And was drawn from the north, and went forth to l Enshemesh, and went forth toward Geliloth, which [is] over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,

(l) Which is in the tribe of Ephraim.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 18:17". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-18.html. 1599-1645.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Geliloth, called also Gilgal, as appears from Joshua 15:7 Jude 3:19; but differing from that Gilgal by Jordan.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 18:17". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-18.html. 1685.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Enshemesh, and went forth toward Geliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,
En-shemesh
The fountain of the Sun; whether a town, or simply a fountain, is uncertain.
Geliloth
Geliloth is probably the same as Gilgal; though as the word may signify border or limits, some think that it is probably not the proper name of a place: "And went forth towards the borders which are over against the ascent to Adummim." Others render Geliloth circuits or roundings, or the hills about Jordan, tumuli Jordanis. Vulgate: pertransit usque ad tumulos.
the stone
15:6
Reciprocal: Joshua 15:7 - Adummim

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 18:17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-18.html.