Joshua 16:3
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English Standard Version
Then it goes down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of Lower Beth-horon, then to Gezer, and it ends at the sea.

King James Bible
And goeth down westward to the coast of Japhleti, unto the coast of Bethhoron the nether, and to Gezer: and the goings out thereof are at the sea.

American Standard Version
and it went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, unto the border of Beth-horon the nether, even unto Gezer; and the goings out thereof were at the sea.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And goeth down westward, by the border of Jephleti, unto the borders of Beth-horon the nether, and to Gazer :and the countries of it are ended by the great sea:

English Revised Version
and it went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, unto the border of Beth-horon the nether, even unto Gezer: and the goings out thereof were at the sea.

Webster's Bible Translation
And goeth down westward to the border of Japhleti, to the border of Beth-horon the nether, and to Gezer: and the limits of it are at the sea.

Joshua 16:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The sixth group of only two towns, to the west of Jerusalem, on the northern border of the tribe of Judah. - Kirjath-baal, or Kirjath-jearim, the present Kureyet el Enab; see at Joshua 15:9, and Joshua 9:17. Rabbah (Ha-rabbah, the great) is quite unknown.

Joshua 16:3 Parallel Commentaries

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Beth-horon Eusebius says that the two Beth-horons were twelve miles from Jerusalem, towards Nicopolis or Emmaus: of which the one, called upper Beth-horon, hor its situation, was built (rebuilt) by Solomon, and the other, called nether Beth-horon, was given to the Levites. Josephus places Beth-oron about

100 furlongs from Jerusalem. Dr. Clarke mentions an Arab village called Bethoor, about twelve miles from Jerusalem, a small distance from Rama, which he supposes, from its situation on a hill, to be Bith-horon the upper.

Joshua 18:13 And the border went over from there toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which is Bethel, southward; and the border descended to Atarothadar...

1 Kings 9:15-17 And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo...

1 Chronicles 7:24,28 (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)...

2 Chronicles 8:5 Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Gezer Probably the () of Eusebius, four miles from Nicopolis

the sea

Numbers 34:6 And as for the western border, you shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border.

Cross References
Joshua 10:33
Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish. And Joshua struck him and his people, until he left none remaining.

Joshua 18:13
From there the boundary passes along southward in the direction of Luz, to the shoulder of Luz (that is, Bethel), then the boundary goes down to Ataroth-addar, on the mountain that lies south of Lower Beth-horon.

1 Samuel 13:18
another company turned toward Beth-horon; and another company turned toward the border that looks down on the Valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.

1 Kings 9:17
so Solomon rebuilt Gezer) and Lower Beth-horon

1 Chronicles 7:24
His daughter was Sheerah, who built both Lower and Upper Beth-horon, and Uzzen-sheerah.

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