Anathoth with her suburbs
This is not mentioned among the cities of Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:11-28 ) ; it was the native place of the Prophet Jeremiah, (See Gill on Jeremiah 1:1); it lay about two or three miles north of Jerusalem; three, says, Jerom F11. Rauwolff F12 speaks of it as a small village, when he travelled into those parts, and as lying on a height or eminence, and which was within twenty furlongs of Jerusalem, as Josephus writes F13: and Almon with her suburbs;
this also is not mentioned among the cities of Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:11-28 ) ; it is called Alemeth, ( 1 Chronicles 6:60 ) . Jarchi and Kimchi say it is the same with Bahurim, ( 2 Samuel 3:16 ) ; where the Targum renders it by Almeth, and both words signify the same thing, "youth": four cities;
which were a large number for so small a tribe as little Benjamin to give.
F11 De loc. Heb. fol. 88. H.
F12 Travels, par. 3. c. 2. p. 216.
F13 Antiqu. l. 10. c. 7. sect. 3.