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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Joshua 15:1-12

Judah and Joseph were the two sons of Jacob on whom Reuben's forfeited birth-right devolved. Judah had the dominion entailed on him, and Joseph the double portion, and therefore these two tribes were first seated, Judah in the southern part of the land of Canaan and Joseph in the northern part, and on them the other seven did attend, and had their respective lots as appurtenances to these two; the lots of Benjamin, Simeon, and Dan, were appendant to Judah, and those of Issachar and Zebulun,... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Joshua 15:5

And the east border was the salt sea, even unto the end of Jordan ,.... To the place where Jordan fell into it; so that this border was the whole length of the salt sea, which Josephus says F25 De Bello Jud. l. 4. c. 8. sect. 4. was five hundred eighty furlongs; and, according to Pliny F26 Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 16. , an hundred miles: and their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea , at the uttermost part of Jordan ; this northern border began... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 15:5

The east border was the Salt Sea - The Salt Sea is the same as the Dead Sea, lake Asphaltites, etc. And here it is intimated that the eastern border of the tribe of Judah extended along the Dead Sea, from its lowest extremity to the end of Jordan, i.e., to the place where Jordan falls into this sea. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Joshua 15:1-63

The inheritance of Judah. This chapter does not suggest much matter for homiletic treatment. The chief points to be noticed are HOMILIES BY J. WAITE read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Joshua 15:5

To the end of Jordan. The spot where it emptied itself into the Dead Sea. The bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan. As in Joshua 15:3 , the word here translated bay is tongue in the original. What is meant is that the northern boundary started from the point where the Jordan entered the Dead Sea. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Joshua 15:5-6

Joshua 15:5-6. The end of Jordan The place where Jordan runs into the salt sea. The stone of Bohan A place so called, not from Bohan’s dwelling there, (for the Reubenites had no portion on this side Jordan,) but from some notable exploit which he did there, though it is not recorded in Scripture. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Joshua 15:1-63

The tribe of Judah (14:6-15:63)By far the largest portions of Canaan went to the chief tribes, those of Judah and Joseph (cf. Genesis 49:8-12,Genesis 49:22-26). Judah received almost the whole of southern Canaan, and Joseph received almost the whole of central Canaan.Caleb received his special inheritance within the area given to his tribe, Judah. Here he proved that his expression of faith made forty-five years earlier was not mere words. At that time he and Joshua alone in Israel believed... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Joshua 15:1-12

The writer recorded the boundaries of the whole tribal territory first. The description proceeds counterclockwise from south (Joshua 15:2-4) to east (Joshua 15:5) to north (Joshua 15:5-11) to west (Joshua 15:12). read more

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