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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Joshua 19:17-23

The lot of Issachar ran from Jordan in the east to the great sea in the west, Manasseh on the south, and Zebulun on the north. A numerous tribe, Num. 26:25. Tola, one of the judges, was of this tribe, Jdg. 10:1. So was Baasha, one of the kings of Israel, 1 Kgs. 15:27. The most considerable places in this tribe were, 1. Jezreel, in which was Ahab's palace, and near it Naboth's vineyard. 2. Shunem, where lived that good Shunamite that entertained Elisha. 3. The river Kishon, on the banks of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Joshua 19:19

And Hapharaim ,.... The first of these is by Jerom F25 Ut supra, (De loc. Heb.) fol. 88. I. called Aphraim, a city of the tribe of Issachar; and adds, there is at this day a village called Affarea, six miles from Legion to the north: and Shion ; of Seon or Soen, the same with Shion here, he says F26 lbid. fol. 94. K. , there was a village of this name shown in his time near Mount Tabor: and Anaharath , of which we have no account elsewhere. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Joshua 19:1-51

The completion of the work. The reflections suggested by this chapter are identical with those which have already occurred to us. They are, perhaps, emphasised by Joshua 19:51 , in which the solemn public division of the land is once more, and yet more plainly, declared to have taken place with the assent of the heads of Church and State, and to have been attended with a religious ceremony. Without pretending to say whose fault it is, or how such a desirable state of things may be once... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Joshua 19:1-51

The seven smaller tribes (18:1-19:51)Allotments were now finished for two and a half tribes on the east of Jordan (Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh) and two and a half tribes on the west (Judah, Ephraim and the other half of Manasseh). The next task was to settle the seven smaller tribes that remained. For this purpose the camp, including the tabernacle, was shifted from Gilgal to a more central location at Shiloh (18:1-2; cf. 5:10; 10:6,15,43; 14:6; 19:51; 22:9,12).Many of the people had by... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Joshua 19:11-51

6. The inheritance of the remaining tribes 18:11-19:51First the two and one-half tribes east of the Jordan received their land. Then Judah, the primary recipient of Jacob’s patriarchal blessing, and Joseph, the recipient of Jacob’s patriarchal birthright, received their allotments (chs. 15-17). Finally the remaining tribes received their inheritances in the land. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Joshua 19:17-23

The inheritance of Issachar 19:17-23The writer did not give the boundaries of Issachar in as much detail as the preceding tribes. The Jordan River on the east, the borders of Manasseh on its south and southwest, Zebulun on its northwest, and Naphtali on its north prescribed its territory. Issachar received 16 towns (Joshua 19:18-22). read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 19:1-51

The Second Allotment (continued). The Territories of Simeon, Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, Dan. The Inheritance of Joshua1-9. The lot of Simeon. Observe that no borders are named, and the lot includes towns previously taken by Judah (Joshua 15:31-32): see Joshua 19:9. This tribe was settled in the Negeb, or ’south country,’ that slopes away from the Hebron range towards the desert, bounded on the W. by the Mediterranean and on the E. by the Dead Sea and the Valley of Edom.10-16. The lot... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Joshua 19:19

(19) El Farrîyeh (sheet 6),En-N’aûrah (sheet 9, near Endor). read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Joshua 19:1-51

CHAPTER XXVI.THE DISTRIBUTION COMPLETED.Joshua Chs. 18, 19.AN event of great importance now occurs; the civil arrangements of the country are in a measure provided for, and it is time to set in order the ecclesiastical establishment. First, a place has to be found as the centre of the religious life; next, the tabernacle has to be erected at that place - and this is to be done in the presence of all the congregation. It is well that a godly man like Joshua is at the head of the nation; a less... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Joshua 19:1-51

CHAPTER 19 1. The inheritance of Simeon (Joshua 19:1-9 ) 2. The inheritance of Zebulun (Joshua 19:10-16 ) 3. The inheritance of Issachar (Joshua 19:17-23 ) 4. The inheritance of Asher (Joshua 19:24-31 ) 5. The inheritance of Naphtali (Joshua 19:32-39 ) 6. The inheritance of Dan (Joshua 19:40-48 ) 7. The inheritance of Joshua (Joshua 19:49-51 ) The many names of cities and villages, the inheritance of the remaining six tribes, we must leave untouched. Blessed and deep spiritual... read more

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