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Judah upon Jordan

Judah upon Jordan

The Authorized Version, following the Vulgate, has this rendering in Joshua 19:34 . It has been suggested that, following the Masoretic punctuation, the expression should read thus, "and Judah; the Jordan was toward the sun-rising." The sixty cities (Havoth-jair, Numbers 32:41 ) on the east of Jordan were reckoned as belonging to Judah, because Jair, their founder, was a Manassite only on his mother's side, but on his father's side of the tribe of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:5 1 Chronicles 2:21-23 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Judah upon Jordan". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .