2 Samuel 24:6

6 then to Gilead in the land of Tahtim-hodshi and to Dan-jaan and around to Sidon.

2 Samuel 24:6 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 24:6

Then they came to Gilead
The land of Gilead, half of which was given to the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the other half to the half tribe of Manasseh, ( Deuteronomy 3:12 Deuteronomy 3:13 ) ; which tribes were numbered, and the first of all:

and to the land of Tahtimhodshi;
or the low lands of a new place; it seems to be a country newly possessed and inhabited; the Targum calls it the southern land of Hodshi; Bunting F23 calls it the lower country of Hodshi, near to the city Corazin, in the half tribe of Manasseh, fifty two miles from Jerusalem, and towards the northeast, and signifies a new land:

and they came to Danjaan;
the same that is simply called Dan, and formerly Leshem, ( Joshua 19:47 ) ; why Juan is added to it is not easy to say; it lay at the northern border of the land of Israel, and was four miles from Paneas as you go to Tyre F24:

and about to Zidon;
from Dan they went round about to Zidon, to the parts adjacent to it; for with Zidon itself they had nothing to do, of which (See Gill on Joshua 11:8).


FOOTNOTES:

F23 Travels p. 147.
F24 Hieron. de loc. Heb. fol. 90. H.

2 Samuel 24:6 In-Context

4 But the king insisted that they take the census, so Joab and the commanders of the army went out to count the people of Israel.
5 First they crossed the Jordan and camped at Aroer, south of the town in the valley, in the direction of Gad. Then they went on to Jazer,
6 then to Gilead in the land of Tahtim-hodshi and to Dan-jaan and around to Sidon.
7 Then they came to the fortress of Tyre, and all the towns of the Hivites and Canaanites. Finally, they went south to Judah as far as Beersheba.
8 Having gone through the entire land for nine months and twenty days, they returned to Jerusalem.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Greek version reads to Gilead and to Kadesh in the land of the Hittites.