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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Joshua 19:1-9

Simeon's lot was drawn after Judah?s, Joseph?s, and Benjamin?s, because Jacob had put that tribe under disgrace; yet it is put before the two younger sons of Leah and the three sons of the handmaids. Not one person of note, neither judge nor prophet, was of this tribe, that we know of. I. The situation of their lot was within that of Judah (Josh. 19:1) and was taken from it, Josh. 19:9. It seems, those that first surveyed the land thought it larger than it was, and that it would have held out... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Joshua 19:3

And Hazarshual ,.... See Gill on Joshua 15:28 , and Balah, and Azem ; of these places see Gill on Joshua 15:29 ; for Balah is the same with Baalah there, and with Bilhah 1 Chronicles 4:29 ; and Azem with Ezem there. read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 19:3

Hazar-shual - For this and several of the following places, see the notes on Joshua 15:32 . 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

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Joshua 19:3

Hazar-shual. The "hamlet of jackals." The word Hazar is translated "village" in our version (see note on Joshua 15:32 ). So also with Hazar-susah or Hazar-susim, "the hamlet of horses" ( 1 Chronicles 4:31 ) below. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Joshua 19:1-9

The inheritance of Simeon was taken out of the portion of Judah, which proved on experience to be larger than the numbers of that tribe required. The Simeonite territory is described by its towns, of which fourteen were in the Negeb, and four others Joshua 19:7 partly in the Negeb and partly in “the valley.” On the narrow confines here assigned to Simeon, and its insignificant position altogether among the Twelve tribes, see Deuteronomy 33:6 note.Joshua 19:6Thirteen - Fourteen names have been... 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 19:1-9

The inheritance of Simeon 19:1-9Simeon’s lot fell within the southern portion of the inheritance of Judah because Judah’s portion proved too large for that tribe (Joshua 19:9). Simeon received certain towns within Judah’s territory. In this way God fulfilled Jacob’s prediction, at least initially, that Simeon would experience dispersion (Genesis 49:5-7).The Simeonites received two groups of towns (Joshua 19:2-8). The first group consisted of 13 towns in the Negev (Joshua 19:2-6). The second... 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 19:1-9

XIX.INHERITANCE OF SIMEON (Joshua 19:1-9).(1) Their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah.—The southern part of the inheritance of Judah was given up to Simeon. (See Judges 1:3; Judges 1:17.) In this fact a prophecy was fulfilled; for the effect of the allotment was to separate Simeon from the tribes with whom he had been united in the journey through the wilderness (viz., Reuben and Gad), who had cast off Simeon, and united themselves with the half tribe of Manasseh... read more

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