Directions concerning the bounds of Canaan, ver. 1 - 15.
Concerning the division of it, ver. 16 - 29.
|34:2||Coasts - Or limits or bounds, to wit, of the land beyond Jordan. Which are here particularly described, ||34:3||Your fourth quarter - Which is here described from east to west by divers windings and turnings, by reason of the mountains and rivers.The salt sea - So called from the salt and sulphurous taste of its waters. Eastward - That is, at the eastern part of that sea, where the eastern and southern borders meet.||34:4||From the south - Or, on the south, that is, proceeding onward towards the south. Azmon - Which is at the west - end of the mount of Edom.||34:5||The river of Egypt - Called Sihor, Joshua 13:3 , which divided Egypt from Canaan. The sea - The midland sea, called the sea emphatically, whereas the other seas, as they are called, are indeed but lakes.||34:6||The great sea - This midland sea from the south to the north, so far as it runs parallel with mount Libanus.||34:7||Hor - Not that Hor where Aaron died, which was southward, and bordering upon Edom, but another mountain, and, as it is conceived, the mountain of Libanus, which is elsewhere mentioned as the northern border of the land, and which, in regard of divers parts, or by divers people, is called by divers names, and here Hor, which signifies a mountain, by way of eminency.||34:17||Eleazar - Who was to act in God's name, to cast lots, to prevent contentions, to consult with God in cases of difficulty, to transact the whole business in a solemn and religious manner.||34:19||Judah - The order of the tribes is here different from that, Numbers 1:7 ,26, and in other places, being conformed to the order of theirseveral inheritances, which afterwards fell to them by lots. Which is an evident demonstration of the infinite wisdom of God's providence, and of his peculiar care over his people.|