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    JOSHUA 18

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    1 The tabernacle is set up at Shiloh. 2 The remainder of the land is described, and divided into seven parts. 10 Joshua distributes it by lot. 11 The lot and border of Benjamin. 21 Their cities. VERSE 1 - Shiloh. Shiloh was situated on a hill in the tribe of Ephraim, though near the borders of Benjamin, about fifteen miles north of Jerusalem, and, according to Eusebius, twelve, or according to Jerome, ten miles (south) from Shechem or Nablous. It was but a little north from Bethel or Ai, and near the road from Shechem to Jerusalem. (Jud 21:19.) In Jerome's time, Shiloh was ruined; and nothing remarkable was extant, but the foundations of the altar of burnt offerings which had been erected when the tabernacle stood there. * Jos 19:51; 21:2; 22:9 - set up. * Jud 18:31 1Sa 1:3,24; 4:3,4 1Ki 2:27; 14:2,4 Ps 78:66 * Jer 7:12-14; 26:6 VERSE 2 VERSE 3 - How long are. * Jud 18:9 Pr 2:2-6; 10:4; 13:4; 15:19 Ec 9:10 Zep 3:16 Mt 20:6 * Joh 6:27 Php 3:13,14 2Pe 1:10,11 VERSE 4 - three. * :3; 3:12; 4:2 Nu 1:4; 13:2 - describe. * :6,9 VERSE 5 - Judah shall. * Jos 15:1-12; 19:1-9 - the house. * Jos 16:1-18 17:18 VERSE 6 - that I may cast. * :8,10; 14:2 Nu 26:54,55; 33:54; 34:13 Ps 105:11 Pr 16:33; 18:18 * Ac 13:19 VERSE 7 - the Levites. * Jos 13:14,33 Nu 18:20,23 De 10:9; 18:1,2 - and Gad. * Jos 13:8-31 Nu 32:29-41 De 3:12-17; 4:47,48 VERSE 8 - Go. * Ge 13:17 - that I may here. * :6,10; 7:16-18; 13:7; 14:1,2; 15:1 1Sa 14:41 Ac 1:24-26 Ro 14:19 VERSE 9 - described. The surveyors seem to have formed some kind of map of the country, as well as a description of it in writing. The Egyptians, from the situation of their fields, as annually overflowed by the Nile, acquired great skill in mensuration and land surveying; and some of the Israelites had, no doubt, learned these from them, without a knowledge of which they could not properly have divided the land. This is probably the first act of surveying on record. - into seven. * Ac 13:19 VERSE 10 - cast lots. * :6,8 Pr 18:18 Eze 47:22; 48:29 Mt 27:35 Ac 13:19 - before the Lord. * Ps 16:5,6; 47:4; 61:5 Joh 17:2 Ac 26:18 Col 1:12 VERSE 11 - between the children. * Jos 15:1-8; 16:1-10 De 10:1-22; 13:12 VERSE 12 - Jericho. * Jos 2:1; 3:16; 6:1; 16:1 - the wilderness. * Jos 7:2 Ho 4:15; 5:8; 10:5 VERSE 13 - side of Luz. * Jos 16:2 Ge 28:19 Jud 1:22-26 - Beth-horon. * Jos 10:11; 16:3; 21:22 VERSE 14 - Kirjath-baal. * Jos 15:9,60 1Sa 7:1,2 2Sa 6:2 1Ch 13:5,6 VERSE 15 - Nephtoah. * Jos 15:9 VERSE 16 - the valley of the son. * Jos 15:8 2Ki 23:10 2Ch 28:3; 33:6 Isa 30:33 Jer 7:31,32; 19:2,6,11 * Jer 32:35 - the valley of the giants. See on ch. * Jos 15:8; 18:16 1Ch 14:9 - Jebusi. Mount zion, south of Jerusalem; for Jebusi or Jebus was the ancient name of that city. * :28; 15:63 Jud 1:8,21; 19:10 - En-rogel. * Jos 15:7 2Sa 17:17 1Ki 1:9 VERSE 17 - En-shemesh. The fountain of the Sun; whether a town, or simply a fountain, is uncertain. - Geliloth. Geliloth is probably the same as Gilgal; though as the word may signify border or limits, some think that it is probably not the proper name of a place: "And went forth towards the borders which are over against the ascent to Adummim." Others render Geliloth circuits or roundings, or the hills about Jordan, {tumuli Jordanis.} Vulgate: {pertransit usque ad tumulos.} - the stone. * Jos 15:6 VERSE 18 - Arabah. or, the plain. * Jos 15:6,61 VERSE 19 - bay. Heb. tongue. * Jos 15:2 *marg: * Isa 11:15 - the salt. * Jos 3:16; 12:3 Ge 14:3; 19:25 Nu 34:3 De 3:17 - this was the. The borders of this tribe on the north were the same as those of Ephraim on the south, and his southern boundaries the same as the northern borders of Judah; but drawn from west to east, instead of from east to west (ch. 1 15:1-12; ch. 16.) As the inheritance of Benjamin did not extend to the Mediterranean sea, and no other sea or lake is known to have been in those parts, perhaps this depression, "compassed the corner of the sea southward," (ver. 14,) should be rendered, "made a circuit on the side next the sea towards the south;" for it seems to connect the northern border, in the preceding verses, with the southern which follows. VERSE 20 VERSE 21 - Jericho. * :12; 2:1; 6:1 Lu 10:30; 19:1 - Beth-hoglah. * :19; 15:6 VERSE 22 - Beth-arabah. * :18; 15:6 - Zemaraim. * Ge 10:18 2Ch 13:4 - Beth-el. * 1Ki 12:29-32 VERSE 23 - Ophrah. Situated, according to Eusebius, five miles east of Bethel. * 1Sa 13:17 VERSE 24 - Ophni. Probably the same as Gophna (['Ayin] being often pronounced as G); which, according to Josephus, was about fifteen miles from Jerusalem, towards Shechem, says Eusebius, (Onom. in [pharaux botrous.]) - Gaba. Gaba or Geba, according to Josephus, was not far from Rama, forty stadia from Jerusalem, and, according to Eusebius, five miles from Gophna, towards Shechem. * Jos 21:17 Ezr 2:26 Ne 7:30 VERSE 25 - Gibeon. * Jos 9:17; 10:2 1Ki 3:4,5; 9:2 Isa 28:21 - Ramah. Situated, according to Eusebius, six miles from Jerusalem towards Bethel; though Jerome places it near Gaba, seven miles from Jerusalem. * 1Sa 1:1 - Ramathaim-zophim. * Jos 7:17; 15:34 Jer 31:15 Mt 27:57 - Arimathea. Beeroth. Eusebius says Beeroth was seven miles from Jerusalem, towards Nicopolis or Emmaus. Jerome, however, reads Neapolis or Shechem; but Reland prefers the former. VERSE 26 - Mizpeh. Situated not far from Rama, forty stadia from Jerusalem. * Jud 10:17 - Chephirah. * Jos 9:17 Ezr 2:25 VERSE 27 VERSE 28 - Zelah. * 2Sa 21:14 - Jebusi. * :16; 15:8,63 2Sa 5:8 - Gibeath. * Jud 19:12-15; 20:4,5 1Sa 10:26; 13:15,16 Isa 10:29 Ho 10:9 - Gibeah. according. * Nu 26:54; 33:54 GOTO NEXT CHAPTER - TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE INDEX

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