Joshua 15:58

58 Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,

Joshua 15:58 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
58 Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor,
English Standard Version (ESV)
58 Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor,
New Living Translation (NLT)
58 In addition, there were Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor,
The Message Bible (MSG)
58 Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,
American Standard Version (ASV)
58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor,
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
58 Halhul, Bethzur, Gedor,
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
58 Here's another list of towns that were given to Judah in the central hill country. Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,

Joshua 15:58 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 15:58

Here begins a fourth division, or list, of the cities in the mountains. Halhul Jerom calls Ehul, and says F23 there was in his time in the country belonging to Aelia (or Jerusalem) a village by the name of Ahula, near Hebron; and

Jerom says F24, was then called Bethseron, a village as you go from Aelia to Hebron, in the twentieth mile, near which was a fountain at the bottom of a mount, where it is said the eunuch was baptized by Philip: he makes mention of another village called Bethsur in the tribe of Judah, a mile from Eleutheropolis. In the Apocrypha:

``So he came to Judea, and drew near to Bethsura, which was a strong town, but distant from Jerusalem about five furlongs, and he laid sore siege unto it.'' (2 Maccabees 11:5)

it is said to be but five furlongs from Jerusalem, but it must have been at a greater distance;

Gedor, of this city, (See Gill on Joshua 12:13).


F23 De loc. Heb. fol. 91. B.
F24 De loc. Heb. fol. 89. G.

Joshua 15:58 In-Context

56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,
57 Kain, Gibeah and Timnah—ten towns and their villages.
58 Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,
59 Maarath, Beth Anoth and Eltekon—six towns and their villages.
60 Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim) and Rabbah—two towns and their villages.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Chronicles 2:45; 2 Chronicles 11:7; Nehemiah 3:16
  • 2. 1 Chronicles 4:39; 1 Chronicles 12:7
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