Joshua 15:44

44 Keilah, Akzib and Mareshah—nine towns and their villages.

Joshua 15:44 in Other Translations

44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:
44 Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities with their villages.
44 Keilah, Aczib, and Mareshah—nine towns with their surrounding villages.
44 Keilah, Aczib, and Mareshah - nine towns and their villages.
44 Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah-nine cities, with their villages;

Joshua 15:44 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 15:44

And Keilah
The first of these is a well known city, which David saved from the hands of the Philistines, ( 1 Samuel 23:1 ) In Jerom's time it was a little village to the east of Eleutheropolis, about eight miles from it, as you go to Hebron; in which was shown the sepulchre of the Prophet Habakkuk F2.

And Achzib
is said to be on the borders of Asher, ( Joshua 19:29 ) , and is supposed the same with Chezib, ( Genesis 38:5 ) ; and the Ecdippa of Josephus and others, and now called Zib; (See Gill on Micah 1:14);

and Mareshah;
Jerom says F3, only the ruins of it were to be seen two miles from Eleutheropolis:

nine cities with their villages;
which is just their number.


F2 De loc. Heb. fol. 90. A.
F3 lbid. fol. 93. E.

Joshua 15:44 In-Context

42 Libnah, Ether, Ashan,
43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,
44 Keilah, Akzib and Mareshah—nine towns and their villages.
45 Ekron, with its surrounding settlements and villages;
46 west of Ekron, all that were in the vicinity of Ashdod, together with their villages;

Cross References 3

  • 1. 1Sa 23:1-2,1; 1 Chronicles 4:19; Nehemiah 3:17,18
  • 2. Joshua 19:29; Judges 1:31; Micah 1:14
  • 3. Micah 1:15
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