SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:17 el rey de Tapúa, otro; el rey de Hefer, otro;
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 12:17 Verse 17. Tappuah] There were two places of this name: one in the tribe of Judah, chap. xv. 34, and another in the tribe of Ephraim on the borders of Manasseh; but which of the two is meant here cannot be ascertained. See the note on chap. xv. 53.
Hepher] The same, according to Calmet, as Ophrah in the tribe of Benjamin, chap. xviii. 23.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 17. The king of Tappuah, one , etc.] Which Jerom calls Thaffu; it signifies an apple, and perhaps had its name from plenty of that fruit that grew there: a city of this name fell to the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:34); where also was another place called Bethtappuah, ( Joshua 15:53); and both different from another Tappuah on the border of Manasseh, which belonged to the tribe of Ephraim, ( Joshua 17:8); by some thought to be meant here: the king of Hepher, one ; mention is made of Gittahhepher as on the border of Zebulun, ( Joshua 19:13); the same with Gathhepher, of which place was the Prophet Jonah, ( 2 Kings 14:25); and of the land of Hepher in ( 1 Kings 4:10); which is said by Jerom to be in the same tribe, and not far from Diocaesarea or Zippore; and we read of a Chepher or Hepher in the Jewish writings f259 , which, according to the account of it there given, could not be far from the same place, at least it must be less than twelve miles from it.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 7-24 - We have here the limits of the country Joshua conquered. A list is given of the kings subdued by Israel: thirty-one in all. This shows ho fruitful Canaan then was, in which so many chose to throng together This was the land God appointed for Israel; yet in our day it is one of the most barren and unprofitable countries in the world. Such is the effect of the curse it lies under, since its possessors rejected Chris and his gospel, as was foretold by Moses, De 29:23. The vengeance of righteous God, inflicted on all these kings and their subjects, for their wickedness, should make us dread and hate sin. The fruitful lan bestowed on his chosen people, should fill our hearts with hope an confidence in his mercy, and with humble gratitude __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew מלך 4428 תפוח 8599 אחד 259 מלך 4428 חפר 2660 אחד׃ 259