Joshua 19:38

38 Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath and Beth Shemesh. There were nineteen towns and their villages.

Joshua 19:38 in Other Translations

KJV
38 And Iron, and Migdalel, Horem, and Bethanath, and Bethshemesh; nineteen cities with their villages.
ESV
38 Yiron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh--nineteen cities with their villages.
NLT
38 Yiron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh—nineteen towns with their surrounding villages.
MSG
38 ron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath, and Beth Shemesh - nineteen towns and their villages.
CSB
38 Iron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh-19 cities, with their villages.

Joshua 19:38 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 19:38

And Iron
Of Iron no mention is made elsewhere;

and Migdalel,
which Jerom calls Magdiel, he says F13 was shown a small village, five miles from Dara, as you go to Ptolemais;

and Horem
is not mentioned anywhere elsewhere;

and Bethanath;
Jerom also relates F14, that Bathana, in the tribe of Naphtali, was a village that went by the name of Betbanes, fifteen miles from Caesarea;

and Bethshemesh
was another city, in which was a temple dedicated to the sun, when inhabited by the Canaanites; see ( Joshua 19:22 ) ; and so in Bethanath there might be a temple dedicated to some deity, though now uncertain what:

nineteen cities with their villages;
there are more mentioned, but some of them might be only boundaries, and so belonged to another tribe.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 De loc. Heb. fol. 93. L.
F14 Ibid. fol. 89. H.

Joshua 19:38 In-Context

36 Adamah, Ramah, Hazor,
37 Kedesh, Edrei, En Hazor,
38 Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath and Beth Shemesh. There were nineteen towns and their villages.
39 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Naphtali, according to its clans.
40 The seventh lot came out for the tribe of Dan according to its clans.

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