Judges 1:34

34 The Amorites forced the Danites into the hill country and did not allow them to go down into the valley.

Judges 1:34 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 1:34

And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the
mountain
Into the mountainous part of the tribe of Dan; the most noted mountains in it were Sear and Baalah, which lay on the border of Judah, ( Joshua 15:10 Joshua 15:11 ) ; Joppa in this tribe was built on an high rock, and so Gibbethon, as its name seems to import, perhaps was built on a hill or mountain, as were the cities after mentioned:

for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley;
which lay between Joppa and Caesarea, the plain of Sharon, in which were Lydda, Jamnia which belonged to their tribe, and they afterwards enjoyed; (See Gill on Joshua 19:48).

Judges 1:34 In-Context

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.
34 The Amorites forced the Danites into the hill country and did not allow them to go down into the valley.
35 The Amorites refused to leave Har-heres, Aijalon, and Shaalbim. When the house of Joseph got the upper hand, the Amorites were made to serve as forced labor.
36 The territory of the Amorites extended from the ascent of Akrabbim, that is from Sela upward.