Joshua 10:29

29 Joshua and all Israel with him crossed from Makkedah to Libnah and fought against Libnah.

Joshua 10:29 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 10:29

And Joshua passed from Makkedah
After he had taken it, and destroyed its inhabitants, and its king:

and all Israel with him;
that is, all the men of war he took with him from the camp at Gilgal, from whence he went to the relief of Gibeon:

unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah;
a city that fell to the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:42 ) . Jerom F18 says, in his time it was a village, in the region of Eleutheropolis, and was called Libnah; according to Bunting F19 it was but two miles from Makkedah.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 De loc. Heb. fol. 92. M.
F19 Travels of the Patriarchs p. 96.

Joshua 10:29 In-Context

27 At sunset Joshua commanded that they be taken down from the treesand thrown into the cave where they had hidden. Then large stones were placed against the mouth of the cave, and the stones are there to this day.
28 On that day Joshua captured Makkedah and struck it down with the sword, including its king. He completely destroyed it and everyone in it, leaving no survivors. So he treated the king of Makkedah as he had the king of Jericho.
29 Joshua and all Israel with him crossed from Makkedah to Libnah and fought against Libnah.
30 The Lord also handed it and its king over to Israel. He struck it down, putting everyone in it to the sword, and left no survivors in it. He treated Libnah's king as he had the king of Jericho.
31 From Libnah, Joshua and all Israel with him crossed to Lachish. They laid siege to it and attacked it.