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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Joshua 19:49-51

Before this account of the dividing of the land is solemnly closed up, in the Josh. 19:51; which intimates that the thing was done to the satisfaction of all, here is an account of the particular inheritance assigned to Joshua. 1. He was last served, though the eldest and greatest man of all Israel, and who, having commanded in the conquest of Canaan, might have demanded the first settlement in it for himself and his family. But he would make it to appear that in all he did he sought the good... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Joshua 19:50

According to the word of the Lord ,.... Or mouth of the Lord; either according to the oracle of Urim and Thummim, which Eleazar consulted on this occasion; or according to what the Lord had said to Moses, at the same time that Hebron was ordered to Caleb, Joshua 14:6 ; and they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnathserah in Mount Ephraim ; he chose a place in his own tribe, for he was of the tribe of Ephraim; and it seems that what he chose was none of the best of places; for... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 19:50

Timnath-serah - Called Timnath-heres in Judges 2:9 , where we find that the mountain on which it was built was called Gaash. It is generally allowed to have been a barren spot in a barren country. 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 19:49-50

Joshua's inheritance. I. JOSHUA RECEIVED AN INHERITANCE AMONG HIS BRETHREN . After labour and battle come rest and recompense. Though Joshua was a man of war he was not to spend all his days in fighting. It is sometimes well that the active should have a quiet time of retirement in old age. For all God's servants there is an inheritance of rest when this world's work is done ( Hebrews 4:9 ). II. JOSHUA 'S INHERITANCE WAS GIVEN ACCORDING TO A DIVINE ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Joshua 19:50

The city which he asked. He asked for a city, certainly. But the law of the inheritance was not to be set aside for him any more than for the meanest in Israel. Timnath-serah was in his own tribe. Timnath-serah. Called Thamna by Josephus and the LXX ; and Timnath-heres, or Tinmath of the sun by a transposition of the letters, in 2:9 . Rabbi Solomon Jarchi gives a singular reason for the latter name. It came to be so called because there was a representation of the sun upon the tomb... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Joshua 19:50

Nothing is said of any express command of God respecting the inheritance of Joshua. But as such special portion appears to have been promised to Caleb at the time when he and Joshua alone out of the twelve spies remained faithful Joshua 14:6-9, it is probable that a like promise was made to Joshua. The name of the place is also written Timnath-heres Judges 2:9, by a transposition of the letters. The rabbinical explanation that the name Timnath-heres (i. e. “portion of the sun”) was given... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Joshua 19:50

Joshua 19:50. According to the word of the Lord, they gave him the city which he asked God indeed had ordered that he should have a portion, and that he himself should choose it; but he was content to stay for it till every one else was amply provided for. We do not expressly read of this command; but many particulars were said and done which are not recorded. And Joshua being as faithful and upright as Caleb, and chosen besides to be the captain of God’s people, we cannot but think, that... 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

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Joshua 19:50

word. Hebrew = mouth. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause) for what is spoken by it. App-6 . the Lord Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 . built = rebuilt. read more

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