Joshua 19:25

25 Its area included Helkath, Hali, Beten, Achshaph,

Joshua 19:25 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 19:25

And their border was Helkath
Helkath seems to be the same with Hukok, ( 1 Chronicles 6:75 ) ; and according to Masius it lay ten or twelve miles above Ptolemais;

and Hali,
of which we read nowhere else.

and Beten
is by Jerom F8 called Bathne, and was in his time a village by the name of Bethebem, eight miles from Ptolemais to the east. Reland


F9 seems to think it might be the Ecbatana of Pliny F11, which he speaks of as near Mount Carmel, and not far from Ptolemais;

and Achshaph
was a royal city, whose king was taken by Joshua, (See Gill on Joshua 11:1).

F8 De loc. Heb. fol. 89. H.
F9 Palestin. Illustrat. tom. 2. p. 617.
F11 Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 19.

Joshua 19:25 In-Context

23 These cities and their towns were in the land which the families of the tribe of Issachar received as their possession.
24 The fifth assignment made was for the families of the tribe of Asher.
25 Its area included Helkath, Hali, Beten, Achshaph,
26 Allam Melech, Amad, and Mishal. On the west it touched Carmel and Shihor Libnath.
27 As it turned east, the border went to Bethdagon, touching Zebulun and Iphtahel Valley on the way north to Bethemek and Neiel. It continued north to Cabul,