Joshua 19:28

28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great Zidon;

Joshua 19:28 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 19:28

And Hebron
Hebron seems to be the same with Abdon, ( Joshua 21:30 ) ( 1 Chronicles 6:74 ) ; (r) and (d) being changed, of which there are other instances; and hereby this is distinguished from another Hebron in the tribe of Judah, more commonly known, ( Joshua 15:54 ) ;

and Rehob;
in the time of Jerom F19, there was a village called Rooba, four miles from Scythopolis, and which he says was a city separated to the Levites, as this was, or one of the same name in this tribe; for there was another, ( Joshua 19:30 ) ; see ( Joshua 21:31 ) ; but whether either of them is the same with this is not certain;

and Hammon;
of this city we read nowhere else:

and Kanah;
this Kanah is generally thought to be the same where Christ wrought his first miracle, ( John 2:1 John 2:11 ) . Jerom expressly says F21, there was a Cana in the tribe of Asher, where our Lord and Saviour turned water into wine, ( John 2:1 ) , and from whence was Nathanael, ( John 21:2 ) ; and it is at this day, adds he, a town in Galilee of the Gentiles. Phocas F23 places Cana between Sippori and Nazareth, which is now shown six Roman miles from Sippori to the west, a little inclining to the north; and there is also in the same tract Cephar Cana, four miles from Nazareth to the north, inclining to the east; and it is disputed which of these two is Cana of Galilee the New Testament: with this account agrees pretty much what our countryman Mr. Maundrell F24 gives of his travels in those parts:

``taking leave of Nazareth, (he says,) and going at first northward, we crossed the hills that encompassed the vale of Nazareth at that side; after which we turned to the westward, and passed in view of Cana of Galilee, the place signalized with the beginning of Christ's miracles, ( John 2:11 ) ; in an hour and a half more we came to Sepharia;''

or Sippori:

[even] unto great Zidon;
of great Zidon, and why so called, (See Gill on Joshua 11:8).


F19 De loc. Heb. fol. 94. A.
F21 Ibid. fol. 90. B.
F23 Apud Reland. Palestin. Illustrat. tom. 2. p. 680.
F24 Journey from Aleppo p. 117.

Joshua 19:28 In-Context

26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath;
27 And turneth toward the sunrising to Bethdagon, and reacheth to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek, and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand,
28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great Zidon;
29 And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib:
30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty and two cities with their villages.