Joshua 19:35

35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth,

Joshua 19:35 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 19:35

And the fenced cities [are] Ziddim
The later name of Ziddim, according to the Talmud F9, was Cepharchitiya, or the village of wheat, perhaps from the large quantity or goodness of wheat there;

is called by Jerom F11 Sor, and interpreted Tyre, the metropolis of Phoenicia, very wrongly, and, in the tribe of Naphtali;

and Hammath
probably was built by the youngest son of Canaan, ( Genesis 10:18 ) ; or had its name in memory of him; it lay to the north of the land of Israel; see ( Numbers 34:8 ) ;

Rakkath, and Chinnereth;
Rakkath according to the Jewish writers F12 is the same with Tiberias, as Chinnereth with Gennesaret, from whence the lake or sea of Tiberias, and the country and lake of Gennesaret, had their names, often mentioned in the New Testament. Gennesaret was a most delicious and fruitful spot, and fulfilled the prophecy of Moses, ( Deuteronomy 33:23 ) ; concerning Naphtali.


F9 Ut supra. (T. Hieros. Megillah, fol. 70. 1.)
F11 De loc. Heb. fol. 95. A.
F12 T. Hieros. ut supra. (Megillah, fol. 70. 1.)

Joshua 19:35 In-Context

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,
36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor,
37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and Enhazor,
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