Numbers 34:11

Numbers 34:11

And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah
Said to be in the land of Hemath, ( Jeremiah 52:9 ) , which, according to Jerom F24, was Antioch of Syria; and both the Targums of Jonathan and Jerusalem understand by it Daphne, which was in the suburbs of Antioch; but this seems to be carrying the limits of the land too far: Jarchi remarks, that when the border goes from the north towards the south, it is said to go down:

on the east side of Ain;
a city in the tribe of Judah; according to Jerom F25 now a village that goes by the name of Bethennim, two miles from the turpentine tree, that is, from the tent of Abraham or oak of Mamre, and four from Hebron:

and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea
of Chinnereth eastward;
the same with the sea of Tiberius, and the sea of Gennesaret, frequently made mention of in the New Testament, and in ( Ezekiel 47:18 ) , called the east sea.


F24 Comment. ut supra. (cf. ver. 15.)
F25 De loc. Heb. fol. 88. F.