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Joshua 13:5

5 the area of Byblos; and all Lebanon to the east, from Baal Gad below Mount Hermon to Lebo Hamath.

Read Joshua 13:5 Using Other Translations

And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath.
and the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from Baal-gad below Mount Hermon to Lebo-hamath,
the land of the Gebalites and all of the Lebanon mountain area to the east, from Baal-gad below Mount Hermon to Lebo-hamath;

What does Joshua 13:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 13:5

And the land of the Giblites
This was another country that remained unconquered; the Greeks call it Byblus, and near to which Pliny F5 speaks of a place called Gabale, and is now called Gibyle; it is F6 said to be

``pleasantly situated by the seaside, and at present it contains but a little extent of ground, but yet more than enough for the small number of its inhabitants:''

it was in greater splendour, and its inhabitants of more fame, in the times of Ezekiel, ( Ezekiel 27:9 ) ;

and all Lebanon toward the sunrising;
or east of the land; all that inhabited that mountain remained unconquered, though the conquest was carried as far as the borders thereof:

from Baalgad, under Mount Hermon;
of which see ( Joshua 11:17 ) ;

unto the entering into Hamath:
which was the north border of the land; see ( Numbers 34:8 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F5 Ut supra. (Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 20.)
F6 Maundrel's Journey from Aleppo p. 33.
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