Joshua 11:22

22 No Anakites were left in Israelite territory; only in Gaza, Gath and Ashdod did any survive.

Read Joshua 11:22 Using Other Translations

There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.
There was none of the Anakim left in the land of the people of Israel. Only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod did some remain.
None of the descendants of Anak were left in all the land of Israel, though some still remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod.

What does Joshua 11:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 11:22

There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children
of Israel
For those that escaped the sword fled elsewhere, particularly to the following places:

only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod there remained;
that is, some of the Anakims or giants; these were three of the five principalities of the Philistines, and were never conquered and possessed by Israel, see ( Joshua 13:3 ) ; of the city of Gaza, (See Gill on Amos 1:7); (See Gill on Amos 1:8); and (See Gill on Zephaniah 2:4); and of Gath, (See Gill on Amos 6:2); Ashdod is the same with Azotus, (See Gill on Acts 8:40): Mela says F8, the port of Azotus was a mart for the merchandises of Arabia, and was built on such an eminence, that from the top of it, at the fourth watch, might be seen the rising of the sun at the mountain Azotus; see

``Who discomfited the right wing, and pursued them unto the mount Azotus.'' (1 Maccabees 9:15)

this city held out a siege of twenty nine years against Psammitticus, king of Egypt, (See Gill on Isaiah 20:1).


FOOTNOTES:

F8 De Situ Orbis, l. 1. c. 10.
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