Joshua 15:55

55 1Maon, 2Carmel, 3Ziph, Juttah,

Joshua 15:55 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 15:55

Maon, Carmel
Maon was the dwelling place of Nabal the Carmelite, whose possessions were in Carmel, and were not far from one another, ( 1 Samuel 25:2 ) . It gave name to a wilderness near where David hid himself from Saul, ( 1 Samuel 23:25 ) ; Jerom F16 places it to the east of Daroma, who also informs F17 us, that there was in his time a village that went by the name of Carmelia, ten miles from Hebron towards the east, and where was a Roman garrison.

and Ziph,
according to the same writer F18, was eight miles from Hebron to the east; and there was a village shown in his time where David was hid; this gave name to a wilderness also, ( 1 Samuel 23:14 ) ;

and Juttah,
which Jerom calls F19 Jeshan, was in his time a large village of the Jews, eighteen miles from Eleutheropolis, to the southern part in Daroma. Reland F20 conjectures that this was the native place of John the Baptist; and that, instead of "a city of Judah", it should be read "the city Juta", ( Luke 1:39 ) .


F16 De loc. Heb. fol. 93. E.
F17 lbid. fol. 92. C.
F18 Ibid. fol. 95. G.
F19 Ibid. fol. 92. I.
F20 Palestin. Illustrat. tom. 2. p. 870.

Joshua 15:55 In-Context

53 Janim, Beth-tappuah, Aphekah,
54 Humtah, Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior: nine cities with their villages.
55 Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,
56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,
57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten cities with their villages.

Cross References 3

  • 1. 1 Samuel 23:24, 25; 1 Samuel 25:2
  • 2. 1 Samuel 23:24, 25; 1 Samuel 25:2
  • 3. ver. 24
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