Joshua 15:54

54 Humtah, Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior. In total: nine cities and their surrounding areas.

Joshua 15:54 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 15:54

And Humtah
Of Humtah we nowhere else read;

and Kirjatharba, which [is] Hebron;
of Kirjatharba we read frequently; (See Gill on Joshua 14:15);

and Zior;
Jerom says F15, that in his time there was a village shown by the name of Sihor, between Aelia (or Jerusalem) and Eleutheropolis, in the tribe of Judah:

nine cities with their villages;
which is exactly their number, as expressed; here ends the second division, or of the cities in the hill country of Judea; a third follows.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 De loc. Heb. fol. 94. H.

Joshua 15:54 In-Context

52 Arab, Dumah, Eshan,
53 Janim, Beth-tappuah, Aphekah,
54 Humtah, Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior. In total: nine cities and their surrounding areas.
55 Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,
56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,