Joshua 10:29

29 Then Joshua and the Israelites went to Libnah and attacked it.

Joshua 10:29 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 10:29

And Joshua passed from Makkedah
After he had taken it, and destroyed its inhabitants, and its king:

and all Israel with him;
that is, all the men of war he took with him from the camp at Gilgal, from whence he went to the relief of Gibeon:

unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah;
a city that fell to the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:42 ) . Jerom F18 says, in his time it was a village, in the region of Eleutheropolis, and was called Libnah; according to Bunting F19 it was but two miles from Makkedah.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 De loc. Heb. fol. 92. M.
F19 Travels of the Patriarchs p. 96.

Joshua 10:29 In-Context

27 As the sun was going down, Joshua gave instructions for the bodies of the kings to be taken down from the poles and thrown into the cave where they had been hiding. Then they covered the opening of the cave with a pile of large rocks, which remains to this very day.
28 That same day Joshua captured and destroyed the town of Makkedah. He killed everyone in it, including the king, leaving no survivors. He destroyed them all, and he killed the king of Makkedah as he had killed the king of Jericho.
29 Then Joshua and the Israelites went to Libnah and attacked it.
30 There, too, the LORD gave them the town and its king. He killed everyone in it, leaving no survivors. Then Joshua killed the king of Libnah as he had killed the king of Jericho.
31 From Libnah, Joshua and the Israelites went to Lachish and attacked it.