Joshua 13:9

9 This land extended from Aroer at the edge of the Arnon Gorge and the city in the middle of the valley, taking in the entire tableland of Medeba as far as Dibon,

Joshua 13:9 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 13:9

From Aroer, that [is] on the bank of the river Arnon
A city belonging to Moab, from whence the description begins, the river Arnon, on which it was situated, being the border between Moab and the Amorites, ( Numbers 21:13 ) ;

and the city that [is] in the midst of the river;
or "even the city"; meaning the same city of Aroer, it lying both on the bank of it, and in the middle of it, or it was a double city, as may seem from ( Isaiah 17:2 ) ; and so differently situated at that river:

and all the plains of Medeba unto Dibon;
of these two places, see ( Numbers 21:30 ) ; between them lay a plain, which some take to be the plain of Moab; but it rather seems to be a plain that was between these two places, and, according to ( Joshua 13:17 ) , Dibon itself was in a plain.

Joshua 13:9 In-Context

7 Do it now: Allot this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh." Land East of the Jordan
8 The other half-tribe of Manasseh, with the Reubenites and Gadites, had been given their inheritance by Moses on the other side of the Jordan eastward. Moses the servant of God gave it to them.
9 This land extended from Aroer at the edge of the Arnon Gorge and the city in the middle of the valley, taking in the entire tableland of Medeba as far as Dibon,
10 and all the towns of Sihon king of the Amorites, who ruled from Heshbon, and out to the border of the Ammonites.
11 It also included Gilead, the country of the people of Geshur and Maacah, all of Mount Hermon, and all Bashan as far as Salecah