Joshua 13:27

Joshua 13:27

And in the valley, Betharam
The same with Bethharan, (See Gill on Numbers 32:36):

and Bethnimrah;
sometimes called Nimrah, ( Numbers 32:3 Numbers 32:36 ) ; near to which were some waters, called the waters of Nimrim, ( Isaiah 15:6 ) ; It was in Jerom's F16 time a large village; it seems to have its name from leopards, which perhaps had their haunts hereabout:

and Succoth:
the place where Jacob pitched his tent after he had passed over Jabbok; it is called in the Jerusalem Talmud F17 Thaarabah:

and Zaphon;
which in the same Talmud is Amatho or Amathus, which Jerom says F18 is a village beyond Jordan, twenty one miles from Pella to the south, though he places it in the tribe of Reuben:

the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon;
which was not given to the tribe of Reuben, ( Joshua 13:21 ) ;

Jordan and [his] border;
that is, the cities which were near it, as Kimchi; or that were upon the bank of it, as Jarchi;

[even] unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth;
the same with the lake of Gennesaret, ( Luke 5:1 ) ;

on the other side Jordan eastward;
the other from that in which the inheritance of Gad lay, which was beyond Jordan, from the land of Canaan.


F16 De loc. Heb. fol. 93. I.
F17 T. Hieros. Sheviith, fol. 38. 4.
F18 De loc. Heb. fol. 88. E.