Joshua 21:16

16 Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands—nine towns from these two tribes.

Read Joshua 21:16 Using Other Translations

And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.
Ain with its pasturelands, Juttah with its pasturelands, Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands--nine cities out of these two tribes;
Ain, Juttah, and Beth-shemesh—nine towns from these two tribes.

What does Joshua 21:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 15:16

And Ain with her suburbs (See Gill on Joshua 15:32); and Juttah with her suburbs; (See Gill on Joshua 15:55); [and] Bethshemesh with her suburbs;
which is not mentioned among the cities of Judah, ( Joshua 15:21-63 ) ; only as in the borders of it, ( Joshua 21:10 ) ; and perhaps is the same Bethshemesh to which the ark was directed by the Philistines from Ashdod, ( 1 Samuel 6:9 1 Samuel 6:12 ) ; in it formerly was a temple dedicated to the sun, from whence it had its name: nine cities out of those two tribes;
and they seem all but one, which is Ain, to be of the tribe of Judah, and that originally belonged to it; and as that tribe had the largest number of cities in its lot, the more were given out of it to the Levites, according to a rule prescribed, ( Numbers 35:8 ) .

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