Joshua 15:61

61 In the wilderness: Beth Arabah, Middin, Sekakah,

Joshua 15:61 in Other Translations

61 In the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah,
61 In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,
61 In the wilderness there were the towns of Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,
61 In the wilderness: Beth Arabah, Middin, Secacah,
61 In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah,

Joshua 15:61 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 15:61

In the wilderness
The wilderness of Judea, which was not a desert and uninhabited but had many cities and villages in it, those that follow:

the first of these seems to be in the borders of Judah and Benjamin, and so is ascribed to both; see ( Joshua 15:6 ) ( 18:22 ) ;

Middin, and Secacah;
of the two last we read nowhere else, only in ( Judges 5:10 ) ; what we translate "ye that sit in judgment", Kimchi interprets, "ye that dwell by Middin", and says it is the name of a place in Joshua, and mentions this passage.

Joshua 15:61 In-Context

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.
61 In the wilderness: Beth Arabah, Middin, Sekakah,
62 Nibshan, the City of Salt and En Gedi—six towns and their villages.
63 Judah could not dislodge the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the people of Judah.

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