And [then] the coast turneth westward to Aznothtabor
This was the southern border, reaching from east to west; it began at Aznothtabor, which Jerom F7 says was a village in his time belonging to the country of Diocaesarea, in the plains; there is another place called Chislothtabor, on the borders of Zebulun, ( Joshua 19:12 ) ;
and goeth out from thence to Hukkok:
there the southern border ended, which was in the border of Asher, and is the same with Helkath, ( Joshua 19:25 ) ; with which compare ( 1 Chronicles 6:75 ) ;
and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on
the west side and to Judah upon Jordan towards the sunrising;
so that as it was bounded by Lebanon, on the north, near to which some of the cities were, mentioned in ( Joshua 19:33 ) , it had Zebulun on the south, Asher on the west, and Jordan to the east; for by Judah is not meant the tribe of Judah, from which Naphtali was at a great distance, but a city so called, as Fuller F8 seems rightly to conjecture.