Joshua 19:44

Joshua 19:44

And Eltekeh
Eltekeh was a city given to the Levites, ( Joshua 21:23 ) ; and supposed by some to be the same with Eltekon in the tribe of Judah given to the Danites, ( Joshua 15:59 ) ;

and Gibbethon
was in the hands of the Philistines in the reign of Asa, ( 1 Kings 15:21 ) ( 16:15 ) ; and in the same place Jerom F20 calls Gabatha a city of the strangers, or Philistines; and which lie places near Bethlehem in the tribe of Judah;

and Baalath
is not the same with Baalah, ( Joshua 15:29 ) ; but the Baalath rebuilt by Solomon, ( 1 Kings 9:18 ) ; called by Josephus F21 Baleth, and spoken of by him as near to Gazara in the land of the Philistines; of these two last cities, the Talmudists F23 say that their houses belonged to Judah, and their fields to Dan.


F20 De loc. Heb. fol. 92. C.
F21 Antiqu. l. 8. c. 6. sect. 1.
F23 T. Hieros. Sanhedrin, fol. 18. 3.