Joshua 13:18

18 1and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,

Joshua 13:18 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 13:18

And Jahazah
Called Jahaz, ( Numbers 21:23 ) , where the battle was fought between Sihon and Israel:

and Kedemoth;
near to which was a wilderness, which took its name from it, from whence Moses sent messengers with words of peace to Sihon, ( Deuteronomy 2:26 ) ;

and Mephaath;
thought to be the Maipha of Ptolemy F6; here Jerom says {g}, in his time was a garrison of Roman soldiers, because of the desert that was near. It was a city, with its suburbs, given to the Levites, as were the two preceding, ( Joshua 21:36 Joshua 21:37 ) ; Adrichomius F8 takes it to be the same with Malle, which, Josephus says, F9 was called the city of the strangers.


F6 Geograph. l. 6. c. 7.
F7 De loc Heb. fol. 93. D.
F8 Theatrum Ter. Sanct. p. 179.
F9 Antiqu. l. 12. c. 8. sect. 3.

Joshua 13:18 In-Context

16 So their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by Medeba;
17 with Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the tableland; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon,
18 and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
19 and Kiriathaim, and Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar on the hill of the valley,
20 and Beth-peor, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth,

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