Joshua 19:26

26 Allammelek, Amad and Mishal. On the west the boundary touched Carmel and Shihor Libnath.

Joshua 19:26 in Other Translations

26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath;
26 Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. On the west it touches Carmel and Shihor-libnath,
26 Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. The boundary on the west touched Carmel and Shihor-libnath,
26 Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. The western border touched Carmel and Shihor Libnath,
26 Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal and reached westward to Carmel and Shihor-libnath.

Joshua 19:26 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 19:26

And Alammelech, and Amad
Of the two first of these there is no mention elsewhere;

and Misheal
is the same with Mashal, ( 1 Chronicles 6:74 ) ; and is by Jerom


F12 called Masan, and said to be near Carmel to the sea:

and reacheth to Carmel westward;
or, "to the sea", as Carmel is called "Carmel by the sea", (See Gill on Jeremiah 46:18): it is hereby distinguished from Carmel in the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:55 ) ; (Pliny F13 calls it a promontory):

and to Shihorlibnath;
the Vulgate Latin and Septuagint versions make two places of it: but the sum of the cities after given will not admit of it: more rightly Junius renders it Sihor by Libhath, and takes Sihor to be the river Belus, or Pagidus; so called either because of its likeness to the Nile, one of whose names is Sihor, ( Jeremiah 2:18 ) ; or because its waters might be black and muddy; it was the river out of which sand was fetched to make glass of: and Libnath, which has its name from whiteness, the same writer thinks may be the Album Promontorium, or white promontory of Pliny F14, which he places near Ptolemais, between Ecdippa and Tyre, and is very probable.

F12 De loc. Heb. fol. 93. E.
F13 Ut supra. (Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 19.)
F14 Ibid.

Joshua 19:26 In-Context

24 The fifth lot came out for the tribe of Asher according to its clans.
25 Their territory included: Helkath, Hali, Beten, Akshaph,
26 Allammelek, Amad and Mishal. On the west the boundary touched Carmel and Shihor Libnath.
27 It then turned east toward Beth Dagon, touched Zebulun and the Valley of Iphtah El, and went north to Beth Emek and Neiel, passing Kabul on the left.
28 It went to Abdon, Rehob, Hammon and Kanah, as far as Greater Sidon.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Joshua 21:30
  • 2. S Joshua 12:22; 1 Kings 18:19; 2 Kings 2:25
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