2 Samuel 24:7

7 And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba.

2 Samuel 24:7 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 24:7

And came to the strong hold of Tyre
That is, old Tyre, which stood thirty furlongs from new Tyre, the island F25; of which (See Gill on Isaiah 23:1); this must be understood of the parts near unto it; for that itself was not within the land of Israel, and so its inhabitants not to be numbered:

and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites:
which were possessed by them, and from whence they were not driven out by the Israelites; to all places contiguous to them, Joab and his captains came to take the number of them:

and they went out to the south of Judah: [even] to Beersheba;
passing through the western part of the land, they came to the southern part of it, even as far as Beersheba, which was the extreme part of the land to the south.


FOOTNOTES:

F25 Strabo. Geograph. l. 16. p. 521.

2 Samuel 24:7 In-Context

5 And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the river of Gad, and toward Jazer:
6 Then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tahtimhodshi; and they came to Danjaan, and about to Zidon,
7 And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba.
8 So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
9 And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.