Numbers 33:40

40 The Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev of Canaan, heard that the Israelites were coming.

Read Numbers 33:40 Using Other Translations

And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.
And the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the Negeb in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the people of Israel.
At that time the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev in the land of Canaan, heard that the people of Israel were approaching his land.

What does Numbers 33:40 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ver. 40-44. And King Arad the Canaanite
Or the king of Arad the Canaanite:

which dwelt in the land of Canaan, he heard of the coming of the
children of Israel;
towards the land of Canaan, in order to possess it, and he came out and fought with them, and was vanquished; see ( Numbers 21:1-3 ) , this was when Israel was at Mount Hor; from whence they departed to Zalmonah, twenty eight miles from the mount; and from thence to Punon, which was twenty more; and so to Oboth, which was twenty four miles from Punon: and thence

to Ijeabarim, in the border of Moab,
which was sixteen miles, see ( Numbers 21:9-11 ) .

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