Joshua 13:5

5 And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising*, from Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath.

Joshua 13:5 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 13:5

And the land of the Giblites
This was another country that remained unconquered; the Greeks call it Byblus, and near to which Pliny F5 speaks of a place called Gabale, and is now called Gibyle; it is F6 said to be

``pleasantly situated by the seaside, and at present it contains but a little extent of ground, but yet more than enough for the small number of its inhabitants:''

it was in greater splendour, and its inhabitants of more fame, in the times of Ezekiel, ( Ezekiel 27:9 ) ;

and all Lebanon toward the sunrising;
or east of the land; all that inhabited that mountain remained unconquered, though the conquest was carried as far as the borders thereof:

from Baalgad, under Mount Hermon;
of which see ( Joshua 11:17 ) ;

unto the entering into Hamath:
which was the north border of the land; see ( Numbers 34:8 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F5 Ut supra. (Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 20.)
F6 Maundrel's Journey from Aleppo p. 33.

Joshua 13:5 In-Context

3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:
4 From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the Sidonians, unto Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites:
5 And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath.
6 All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.
7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,