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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Joshua 13:7-33

Here we have, I. Orders given to Joshua to assign to each tribe its portion of this land, including that which was yet unsubdued, which must be brought into the lot, in a believing confidence that it should be conquered when Israel was multiplied so as to have occasion for it (Josh. 13:7): Now divide this land. Joshua thought all must be conquered before any must be divided. ?No,? said, God, ?there is as much conquered as will serve your turn for the present; divide this, and make your best of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Joshua 13:26

And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim ,.... This was their coast from the south to the north, and so describes their eastern border, which reached from Heshbon, given to the tribe of Reuben, Joshua 13:7 ; to these places mentioned; Ramathmizpeh, the same with Ramothgilead, which Jerom F15 De loc. Heb. fol. 99. A. says was a village in his time, and lay two miles from Philadelphia or Rabbath before mentioned, to the east; it should be to the west; of Betonim we nowhere else... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 13:26

Ramath-mizpeh - The same as Ramoth-gilead. It was one of the cities of refuge, Joshua 20:8 ; Deuteronomy 4:47 . Mahanaim - Or the two camps. Situated on the northern side of the brook Jabbok, celebrated for the vision of the two camps of angels which Jacob had there; see Genesis 32:2 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Joshua 13:14-33

The inheritance of Levi. I. THE TRIBE OF LEVI RECEIVED NO INHERITANCE OF LAND . II. THE TRIBE OF LEVI HAD ITS TEMPORAL WANTS ADEQUATELY PROVIDED FOR (see Joshua 13:14 ). (a) just ( 1 Corinthians 9:11 ), (b) necessary for unhindered service, and (c) not injurious to true devotion so long as the servant of God does not degrade his vocation into a trade by working for money instead of receiving money that he may have means for work. ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Joshua 13:26

Ramath-Mizpeh . This is idenitified with Ramoth-Gilead by Vandevelde, and must have been the Mizpeh of Gilead mentioned in 11:29 . It is supposed to be identical with the place called Mizpah, Galeed, and Jegar-sahadutha by Jacob and Laban respectively ( Genesis 31:47-49 ). If it be the same as Ramoth-Gilead, it is the scene of the celebrated battle against the Syrians, in which Ahab lost his life ( 1 Kings 22:1-53 ), and where the fall of the dynasty of Omri was brought about by the... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Joshua 13:8-33

The writer appends to the command of God Joshua 13:1-7 a statement that the other two tribes and a half had already had their inheritance marked out for them by Moses in the land east of Jordan. The boundaries of this territory as a whole are first set forth Joshua 13:8-14, and afterward the portions assigned within it to the two tribes and a half are severally described Joshua 13:15-33.Joshua 13:14See Deuteronomy 18:1-5 and notes.Joshua 13:15-24Inheritance of the tribe of Reuben. This... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Joshua 13:1-33

13:1-22:34 DIVISION OF THE LANDAll the land that Israel had conquered was now divided among the twelve tribes. The list of tribal boundaries may not make very interesting reading today, but it was necessary for Israel as a permanent and lawful record to which people could refer if any disagreement arose. It also told the tribes of the enemies that had yet to be destroyed, both within their own tribal areas and in lands round about.Overall plan for the division (13:1-14:5)The area west of... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Joshua 13:8-33

B. The land east of the Jordan 13:8-33This portion of the Promised Land went to the two and one-half tribes that had requested it previously (Numbers 32). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Joshua 13:24-28

The allotment of Gad lay in the middle of Israel’s territory east of the Jordan roughly between the Jabbok River and the northern end of the Dead Sea. read more

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