SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:16 Y los hijos del cineo, suegro de Moisés, subieron de la ciudad de las palmas con los hijos de Judá al desierto de Judá, que está al mediodía de Arad; y fueron y habitaron con el pueblo.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 1:16 Verse 16. The children of the Kenite, Moses' father-in-law] For an account of Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, see Exod. xviii. 1-27; Num. x. 29, &c.
The city of palm trees] This seems to have been some place near Jericho, which city is expressly called the city of palm trees, Deut. xxxiv. 3; and though destroyed by Joshua, it might have some suburbs remaining where these harmless people had taken up their residence. The Kenites, the descendants of Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, were always attached to the Israelites: they remained with them, says Calmet, during their wanderings in the wilderness, and accompanied them to the promised land. They received there a lot with the tribe of Judah, and remained in the city of palm trees during the life of Joshua; but after his death, not contented with their portion, or molested by the original inhabitants, they united with the tribe of Judah, and went with them to attack Arad. After the conquest of that country, the Kenites established themselves there, and remained in it till the days of Saul, mingled with the Amalekites. When this king received a commandment from God to destroy the Amalekites, he sent a message to the Kenites to depart from among them, as God would not destroy them with the Amalekites. From them came Hemath, who was the father of the house of Rechab, 1 Chronicles ii. 55, and the Rechabites, of whom we have a remarkable account Jer. xxxv. 1, &c.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 16. And the children of the Kenite, Moses’ father in law , etc.] The posterity of Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses; for though Jethro returned to his own country, after he had paid a visit to Moses in the wilderness, yet Hobab his son, at the persuasion of Moses, travelled with him and Israel through the wilderness, and went with them into Canaan, at least some of his descendants, and settled there, some in one part of the land, and some in another, of whom we read in several places of Scripture; they continued to the days of Jeremiah, and then went by the name of Rechabites, so called from Rechab, a descendant of Jethro: these went up out of the city of palm trees ; from the city of Jericho, as the Targum, so called from the great number of palm trees which grew near it, (see Deuteronomy 34:3). This is to be understood not of the city itself, that was utterly destroyed by Joshua, and the rebuilding of it was forbidden under a curse, but the country adjacent, the valley in which it stood, which was set with palm trees; here was a grove of palm trees f12 , and the garden of balsam, which grew nowhere else, as Strabo says; and who also observes, that here was a royal palace in his time; this belonged to Herod king of Judea in the times of Augustus Caesar, to whose palm tree groves there Horace refers. Here the Kenites first settled when they came first over Jordan with Joshua, being a most pleasant and delightful place, and suitable to such persons who dwelt in tents, as they did, and answered to the promise of Moses to Hobab, ( Numbers 10:29); and here it seems they had remained to this time: and now they left it, and came with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah ; which was also a convenient place for the habitation of such persons, who loved a solitary life. Perhaps the Canaanites about Jericho might be troublesome to them, and therefore chose to stay no longer, there; or, having a peculiar affection for the tribe of Judah, they chose to be within their lot; and the rather, as they were a warlike and valiant tribe, they might expect the greater safety and protection among them: which [lieth], in the south of Arad ; that is, which wilderness of Judah lay there, of which name there was a country or city, (see Numbers 21:1) ( Joshua 12:14); and here some of them dwelt to the times of Saul, the Amalekites then having got possession of the southern parts, which they infested and were troublesome to, (see 1 Samuel 15:6 30:1); and they went and dwelt among the people ; of the tribe of Judah, near some of the cities which were in the wilderness; of which (see Joshua 15:63).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 9-20 - The Canaanites had iron chariots; but Israel had God on their side whose chariots are thousands of angels, Ps 68:17. Yet they suffere their fears to prevail against their faith. About Caleb we read in Jo 15:16-19. The Kenites had settled in the land. Israel let them fi where they pleased, being a quiet, contented people. They that moleste none, were molested by none. Blessed are the meek, for they shal inherit the earth.
Original Hebrew ובני 1121 קיני 7017 חתן 2859 משׁה 4872 עלו 5927 מעיר 5892 התמרים 8558 את 854 בני 1121 יהודה 3063 מדבר 4057 יהודה 3063 אשׁר 834 בנגב 5045 ערד 6166 וילך 1980 וישׁב 3427 את 854 העם׃ 5971