And the border went out towards the sea
The Mediterranean sea:
to Michmethah on the north side;
of the border, the same on which Bethhoron was, from whence the border proceeded on to this place, of which we have no other account but in ( Joshua 17:7 ) ; by which it appears to have been near Shechem, and in sight of it;
and the border went about eastward unto Taanathshiloh;
this seems to be the same Jerom F5 calls Thenath in the tribe of Joseph; and who observes there was in his day a village of this name ten miles from Neapolis (or Shechem) to the east, as you go down to Jordan:
and passed by it on the east to Janohah:
which the above writer F6 wrongly calls Janon, and says, that in his time a village of this name was shown in the country of Acrabatena, twelve miles to the east from Neapolis or Shechem; the border passed by Taanath on the east of it, and went on this place.