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Joshua 19:33

33 Their boundary went from Heleph and the large tree in Zaanannim, passing Adami Nekeb and Jabneel to Lakkum and ending at the Jordan.

Read Joshua 19:33 Using Other Translations

And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan:
And their boundary ran from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim, and Adami-nekeb, and Jabneel, as far as Lakkum, and it ended at the Jordan.
Its boundary ran from Heleph, from the oak at Zaanannim, and extended across to Adami-nekeb, Jabneel, and as far as Lakkum, ending at the Jordan River.

What does Joshua 19:33 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 19:33

And their coast was from Heleph
That is, their northern coast, reaching from west to east, as appears by the ending of it at Jordan; the Alexandrian copy of the Greek version calls it Mlepeh, the Targum, Meheleph, and Jerom, Mealeb, which he calls the border of Naphtali; which, though to the north, cannot be expressly said what and where it was:

from Allon to Zaanannim;
or rather from the oak, or from the plain in Zaanannim F4; for it seems to be the same with the plain of Zanaaim, ( Judges 4:11 ) .

and Adami, Nekeb;
some make these to be but one city, and the latter only an epithet of the former; but the Talmudists F5 make them two, as we do, and call the first Damin, and the latter Ziadetha; but what and where either of them were exactly is not known; for Adami cannot be the same with Adam, ( Joshua 3:16 ) ; as some think; for that was in Peraea, on the other side Jordan; (See Gill on Joshua 3:16):

and Jabneel;
Jabneel is different from that which was on the borders of Judah, ( Joshua 15:11 ) ; and is called by the Jews F6 since Cepherjamah;

unto Lakum;
of which we nowhere else read:

and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan;
here the coast ended this way.


FOOTNOTES:

F4 "Ab querceto in Tzahanannimis", Junius & Tremellius; so Piscator.
F5 T. Hieros. Megillah, fol. 70. 1.
F6 T. Hieros. Megillah, fol. 70. 1.
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