And it went down from Johanan to Ataroth
This is different from Ataroth before mentioned, ( Joshua 16:2 ) ; there were several places of this name, as before observed; this seems to be that which Jerom places four miles from Sebaste or Samaria, (See Gill on Joshua 16:2);
and to Naarath;
Jerom F7 says, that Naarath was in his time called Naorath, a village of the Jews, five miles from Jericho; and is the village Josephus F8 calls Neara, where was a water, half of which Archelaus turned, and led to the field planted with palm trees, near Jericho; and, according to the Jewish writers F9: there was a place called Noaran near to Jericho, which seems to be this:
and came to Jericho, and went out at Jordan;
where it ended this way, which was eastward.