Joshua 15:57

57 Kain, Gibeah, and 1Timnah: ten cities with their villages.

Joshua 15:57 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 15:57

Cain, or Hakain, "that Cain", we nowhere else read of; whether the name was given it by the old Canaanites, in memory of Cain, the son of Adam, is not certain:

there were other places that went by the name of Gibeah; there was a Gibeah in Benjamin, ( Judges 20:4 Judges 20:10 ) ( 1 Samuel 13:2 1 Samuel 13:15 1 Samuel 13:16 ) ( 14:16 ) , and another in the same tribe called Gibeah of Saul, ( 1 Samuel 11:4 ) ( 15:34 ) ( 2 Samuel 21:6 ) ( Isaiah 10:29 ) , to distinguish it from that; but this was in the tribe of Judah. Masius conjectures it is the same with that in ( 1 Samuel 23:19 ) which was near Ziph; and not amiss. Jerom F21 makes mention of Gabaha and Gabatha, little villages to the east of Daroma; and of another Gabatha, near Bethlehem, in the tribe of Judah; but whether either of these are meant it is doubtful;

Timnah, of this city, (See Gill on Joshua 15:10);

ten cities with their villages;
the number agrees with the names of them.


F21 Ut supra, (De loc. Heb.) fol. 92. C.

Joshua 15:57 In-Context

55 Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,
56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,
57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten cities with their villages.
58 Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor,
59 Maarath, Beth-anoth, and Eltekon: six cities with their villages.

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