Judges 1:31

31 Asher failed to drive out the residents of Acco[a] or of Sidon, or Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik, or Rehob.

Judges 1:31 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 1:31

Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho
The same with Ptolemais, (See Gill on Acts 21:7); so called from the first Ptolemy king of Egypt, who enlarged it; but it has since recovered its ancient name pretty nearly, and is now called Acca or Acra.

``On its north and east sides (Mr. Maundrell says F23) it is encompassed with a spacious and fertile plain; on the west it is washed by the Mediterranean sea; and on the south by a large bay, extending from the city as far as Mount Carmel:''

nor the inhabitants of Zidon;
a well known city in Phoenicia, belonging to this tribe, see ( Joshua 19:28 ) ;

nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor Helbah, nor Aphik, nor of Rehob;
two of these places, Ahlab and Helbah, are not mentioned among the cities of the tribe of Asher, ( Joshua 19:24-31 ) ; unless Helbah is the same with Helkath, ( Judges 1:25 ) ; of the rest, Achzib, (See Gill on Joshua 19:29), Aphik, and Rehob, (See Gill on Joshua 19:30).


FOOTNOTES:

F23 Journey from Aleppo, p. 54.

Judges 1:31 In-Context

29 At that time Ephraim failed to drive out the Canaanites who were living in Gezer, so the Canaanites have lived among them in Gezer.
30 Zebulun failed to drive out the residents of Kitron or the residents of Nahalol, so the Canaanites lived among them and served as forced labor.
31 Asher failed to drive out the residents of Acco or of Sidon, or Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik, or Rehob.
32 The Asherites lived among the Canaanites who were living in the land, because they failed to drive them out.
33 Naphtali did not drive out the residents of Beth-shemesh or the residents of Beth-anath. They lived among the Canaanites who were living in the land, but the residents of Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath served as their forced labor.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. LXX reads Acco, and they became for him forced labor and the residents of Dor