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Numbers 32:37

37 And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim,

Read Numbers 32:37 Using Other Translations

And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim,
And the people of Reuben built Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim,
The descendants of Reuben built the towns of Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim,

What does Numbers 32:37 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 32:37

And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and
Kirjathaim.
] Heshbon was the royal city of Sihon king of the Amorites, and Elealeh was within a mile of it, see ( Numbers 32:3 ) , this shows that those cities were not built anew properly, only repaired, for they were cities in being long before; besides, they had not time to build new cities, for in a few months after this they passed over Jordan; though indeed they left men enough behind to rebuild cities, whom they might set to work about them when they departed: Kirjathaim is, by the Targum of Jonathan, called the city of two streets paved with marble, and it adds, this is Beresha: Jerom F20 says, it is now called Coraiatha, which is pretty near its ancient name, and that it is ten miles from Medeba, a city of Arabia, mentioned as one of the cities in the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, ( Numbers 21:30 ) ( Isaiah 15:2 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F20 De loc. Heb. fol. 89. M.
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