Joshua 19:45
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English Standard Version
Jehud, Bene-berak, Gath-rimmon,

King James Bible
And Jehud, and Beneberak, and Gathrimmon,

American Standard Version
and Jehud, and Bene-berak, and Gath-rimmon,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jud and Bane and Barach and Gethremmon :

English Revised Version
and Jehud, and Bene-berak, and Gath-rimmon;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jehud, and Bene-berak, and Gath-rimmon,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jireon (Iron) is probably the present village of Jarn, an hour to the south-east of Bint-Jebeil, with the ruins of an ancient Christian church (Seetzen, ii. pp. 123-4; Van de Velde, R. i. p. 133). Migdal-el, so far as the name is concerned, might be Magdala (Matthew 15:39), on the western shore of the Lake of Gennesareth, between Capernaum and Tiberias (Rob. iii. pp. 279ff.); the only difficulty is, that the towns upon this lake have already been mentioned in Joshua 19:35. Knobel connects Migdal-el with Chorem, so as to form one name, and finds Migdal el Chorem in the present Mejdel Kerum, on the west of Rameh (Seetzen, ii. p. 130; Van de Velde, i. p. 215), a common Mahometan village. But there is nothing to favour this combination, except the similarity in sound between the two names; whereas it has against it not only the situation of the village, which was so far to the west, being not more than three hours from Acca, that the territory of Naphtali can hardly have reached so far, but also the very small resemblance between Chorem and Kerum, not to mention the fact that the accents separate Chorem from Migdal-el, whilst the omission of the copula (vav) before Chorem cannot have any weight, as the copula is also wanting before Zer and Rakkath. Chorem and Beth-anath have not yet been discovered. From the latter place Naphtali was unable to expel the Canaanites (Judges 1:33). Beth-shemesh, a different place from the town of the same name in Issachar (Joshua 19:22), is also still unknown. The total number of towns is given as nineteen, whereas only sixteen are mentioned by name. It is hardly correct to seek for the missing places among the border towns mentioned in Joshua 19:33 and Joshua 19:34, as the enumeration of the towns themselves is introduced by מבצר וערי in Joshua 19:35, and in this way the list of towns is separated from the description of the boundaries. To this we may add, that the town of Karthan or Kirjathaim, which Naphtali gave up to the Levites (Joshua 21:32; 1 Chronicles 6:61), does not occur either among the border towns or in the list of towns, from which we may see that the list of towns is an imperfect one.

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Joshua 21:24 Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her suburbs; four cities.

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Joshua 19:44
Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath,

Joshua 19:46
and Me-jarkon and Rakkon with the territory over against Joppa.

Joshua 21:24
Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands--four cities;

1 Chronicles 6:69
Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands,

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