Joshua 15:42

42 1Libnah, Ether, Ashan,

Joshua 15:42 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 15:42

Here begins another division or list of the cities of Judah, in the valley or plain. Libnah is the same with Libnah, a royal city; see ( Joshua 10:29 ) ( 12:15 ) ;

and Ether
was given to the tribe of Simeon, ( Joshua 19:7 ) ; and under Ether of the lot of Simeon, Jerom writes F25, there is now a very large village called Jethira, in interior Daroma, near Malatha, twenty miles from Eleutheropolis;

and Ashan
also was given to the tribe of Simeon, ( Joshua 19:7 ) ; and the above writer relates F26, that there was in his times a village called Bethasan, belonging to Aelia, or Jerusalem, fifteen miles from it.


F25 De loc. Heb. fol. 91. C. & 92. I.
F26 De loc. Heb. fol. 88. G.

Joshua 15:42 In-Context

40 Cabbon, Lahmam, Chitlish,
41 Gederoth, Beth-dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen cities with their villages.
42 Libnah, Ether, Ashan,
43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,
44 Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities with their villages.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Joshua 10:29, 30
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