Joshua 15:33

33 In the western foothills: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,

Joshua 15:33 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
33 And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
English Standard Version (ESV)
33 And in the lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
New Living Translation (NLT)
33 The following towns situated in the western foothills were also given to Judah: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
The Message Bible (MSG)
33 In the Shephelah (the western foothills) there were: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
American Standard Version (ASV)
33 In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah,
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
33 In the foothills they gave Judah 14 cities with their villages: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
33 In the Judean foothills: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
33 Towns were also given to Judah in the western hills. Here is a list of those towns. Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,

Joshua 15:33 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 15:33

[And] in the valley
In ( Joshua 15:33-47 ) are enumerated the several cities belonging to the tribe of Judah which lay in the valley. Jerom F6 says, that now all the plain and champaign country near Eleutheropolis, which verges to the north and west, is called "Sephela", or the valley:

the two first of these seem to be given afterwards to the tribe of Dan, ( Joshua 19:41 ) ; between these two places Samson was born and buried, ( Judges 13:2 Judges 13:25 ) ( 16:31 ) ; they were both at the same distance from Eleutheropolis, according to Jerom; of Eshtaol he says F7, it is showed to this day ten miles from Eleutheropolis, to the north, as you go to Nicopolis or Emmaus;

and Zoreah,
of which he calls Saara, he says F8 it is a village on the borders of Eleutheropolis, as you go to Nicopolis, about ten miles of it in the tribe of Dan or Judah;

and Ashnah,
of which no mention is made elsewhere; there was another place of the same name, but different from this, ( Joshua 15:43 ) .


F6 De. loc. Heb. fol. 94. M.
F7 Ibid. fol. 91. C.
F8 lbid. fol. 94. I.

Joshua 15:33 In-Context

31 Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,
32 Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain and Rimmon—a total of twenty-nine towns and their villages.
33 In the western foothills: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,
34 Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam,
35 Jarmuth, Adullam, Sokoh, Azekah,

Cross References 3

  • 1. Joshua 19:41; Judges 13:25; Judges 16:31; Judges 18:2
  • 2. Judges 13:2; Judges 18:11; 2 Chronicles 11:10; Nehemiah 11:29
  • 3. ver 43
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