Joshua 21:11

11 And they gave them the city[a] of Arba* the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it.

Joshua 21:11 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 21:11

And they gave them the city of Arba, the father of Anak
Which from him was called Kirjatharba, ( Joshua 14:15 ) ; and Anak, according to Kimchi, is not the name of a man, but a general name, comprehending the Anakims, a race of giants, among whom Arba was the chief and principal man, a prince and ruler over them, as Ben Melech:

which [city is] Hebron in the hill [country] of Judah;
as in ( Joshua 14:15 ) ; see ( Luke 1:39 Luke 1:65 ) ;

with the suburbs thereof round about it;
as far as two thousand cubits, which were to put their cattle in, and provision for them.

Joshua 21:11 In-Context

9 And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by name,
10 Which the children of Aaron, being of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi, had: for theirs was the first lot.
11 And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it.
12 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
13 Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with her suburbs,

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. the city...: or, Kirjatharba