Joshua 13:27

27 and in the valley, Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, Sukkoth and Zaphon with the rest of the realm of Sihon king of Heshbon (the east side of the Jordan, the territory up to the end of the Sea of Galileea ).

Read Joshua 13:27 Using Other Translations

And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and his border, even unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.
and in the valley Beth-haram, Beth-nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, having the Jordan as a boundary, to the lower end of the Sea of Chinnereth, eastward beyond the Jordan.
In the valley were Beth-haram, Beth-nimrah, Succoth, Zaphon, and the rest of the kingdom of King Sihon of Heshbon. The western boundary ran along the Jordan River, extended as far north as the tip of the Sea of Galilee, and then turned eastward.

What does Joshua 13:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 13:27

And in the valley, Betharam
The same with Bethharan, (See Gill on Numbers 32:36):

and Bethnimrah;
sometimes called Nimrah, ( Numbers 32:3 Numbers 32:36 ) ; near to which were some waters, called the waters of Nimrim, ( Isaiah 15:6 ) ; It was in Jerom's F16 time a large village; it seems to have its name from leopards, which perhaps had their haunts hereabout:

and Succoth:
the place where Jacob pitched his tent after he had passed over Jabbok; it is called in the Jerusalem Talmud F17 Thaarabah:

and Zaphon;
which in the same Talmud is Amatho or Amathus, which Jerom says F18 is a village beyond Jordan, twenty one miles from Pella to the south, though he places it in the tribe of Reuben:

the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon;
which was not given to the tribe of Reuben, ( Joshua 13:21 ) ;

Jordan and [his] border;
that is, the cities which were near it, as Kimchi; or that were upon the bank of it, as Jarchi;

[even] unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth;
the same with the lake of Gennesaret, ( Luke 5:1 ) ;

on the other side Jordan eastward;
the other from that in which the inheritance of Gad lay, which was beyond Jordan, from the land of Canaan.


F16 De loc. Heb. fol. 93. I.
F17 T. Hieros. Sheviith, fol. 38. 4.
F18 De loc. Heb. fol. 88. E.
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