Joshua 19:33

33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan:

Joshua 19:33 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 19:33

And their coast was from Heleph
That is, their northern coast, reaching from west to east, as appears by the ending of it at Jordan; the Alexandrian copy of the Greek version calls it Mlepeh, the Targum, Meheleph, and Jerom, Mealeb, which he calls the border of Naphtali; which, though to the north, cannot be expressly said what and where it was:

from Allon to Zaanannim;
or rather from the oak, or from the plain in Zaanannim F4; for it seems to be the same with the plain of Zanaaim, ( Judges 4:11 ) .

and Adami, Nekeb;
some make these to be but one city, and the latter only an epithet of the former; but the Talmudists F5 make them two, as we do, and call the first Damin, and the latter Ziadetha; but what and where either of them were exactly is not known; for Adami cannot be the same with Adam, ( Joshua 3:16 ) ; as some think; for that was in Peraea, on the other side Jordan; (See Gill on Joshua 3:16):

and Jabneel;
Jabneel is different from that which was on the borders of Judah, ( Joshua 15:11 ) ; and is called by the Jews F6 since Cepherjamah;

unto Lakum;
of which we nowhere else read:

and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan;
here the coast ended this way.


FOOTNOTES:

F4 "Ab querceto in Tzahanannimis", Junius & Tremellius; so Piscator.
F5 T. Hieros. Megillah, fol. 70. 1.
F6 T. Hieros. Megillah, fol. 70. 1.

Joshua 19:33 In-Context

31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.
32 The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even for the children of Naphtali according to their families.
33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan:
34 And then the coast turneth westward to Aznothtabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sunrising.
35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth,