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Joshua 18:21

21 The tribe of Benjamin, according to its clans, had the following towns: Jericho, Beth Hoglah, Emek Keziz,

Read Joshua 18:21 Using Other Translations

Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, and Bethhoglah, and the valley of Keziz,
Now the cities of the tribe of the people of Benjamin according to their clans were Jericho, Beth-hoglah, Emek-keziz,
These were the towns given to the clans of the tribe of Benjamin. Jericho, Beth-hoglah, Emek-keziz,

What does Joshua 18:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 18:21

Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin,
according to their families, were Jericho
Which though destroyed, and not to be rebuilt as a city, was yet a place inhabited, and in future times was rebuilt, and in great splendour, and continued to the time of Christ; of which see ( Joshua 2:1 ) ;

and Bethhoglah,
where or near to which was the threshing floor of Atad, at which lamentation was made for Jacob, (See Gill on Genesis 1:10), and (See Gill on Joshua 15:6);

and the valley of Keziz;
or Emekkeziz; so the Greek version calls it Amecasis: it is highly probable it was in the valley or plain of Jericho, and perhaps might have its name from the incision of the balsam tree there; which, as Pliny F14 says, was cut with glass or a stone, or with knives made of bone; if cut with iron, it kills it.


F14 Nat. Hist. l. 12. c. 25.
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