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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Joshua 12:18


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    King James Bible - Joshua 12:18

    The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;

    World English Bible

    the king of Aphek, one; the king of Lassharon, one;

    Douay-Rheims - Joshua 12:18

    The king of Aphec one, the king of Saron one,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;

    Original Hebrew

    מלך
    4428 אפק 663 אחד 259 מלך 4428 לשׁרון 8289 אחד׃ 259

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    SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:18

    el rey de Afec, otro; el rey de Sarón, otro;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 12:18

    Verse 18. Aphek] There were several cities of this name: one in the
    tribe of Asher, chap. xix. 30, another in the tribe of Judah, 1 Sam. iv. 1; xxix. 1; and a third in Syria, 1 Kings xx. 26, and 2 Kings xiii. 17. Which of the two former is here intended cannot be ascertained.

    Lasharon] There is no city of this name known. Some consider the l lamed in the word wrl lashsharon to be the sign of the genitive case, and in this sense it appears to have been understood by the Vulgate, which translates rex Saron, the king of Sharon. This was rather a district than a city, and is celebrated in the Scriptures for its fertility; Isa. xxxiii. 9; xxxv. 2.

    Some suppose it was the same with Saron, near Lydda, mentioned Acts ix. 35.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 18. The king of Aphek, one , etc.] There was a place called Aphekah in the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:53); and an Aphek that was on the border of the Amorites, ( Joshua 13:4); and another in the tribe of Asher, ( Joshua 19:30); but Adrichomius places this Aphek in the tribe of Issachar, whose king Joshua smote, and takes it to be the same place where the Philistines in the times of Samuel and David brought their armies against Israel, ( 1 Samuel 4:1 29:1); and where the king of Syria fought against Israel, ( 1 Kings 20:26); and says that its ruins were now shown in the great plain not far from Gilboa to the east of Mount Carmel, and five miles from Tabor: the king of Lasharon, one ; which, according to the Vulgate Latin version, is the same with Saron, which, in ( Acts 9:35), in some copies is called Assaron; so Adrichomius f261 , who places it in the tribe of Ephraim, and takes it to be the same Sharon Isaiah speaks of, ( Isaiah 33:9 35:2); and of which Jerom says f262 , to this day there is a country between Tabor and the lake of Tiberias called Saronas, and also that from Caesarea of Palestine to the town of Joppa, all the land that is seen bears that name.

    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 אפק 663 אחד 259 מלך 4428 לשׁרון 8289 אחד׃ 259


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