Joshua 21:17
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English Standard Version
then out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its pasturelands, Geba with its pasturelands,

King James Bible
And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her suburbs,

American Standard Version
And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its suburbs, Geba with its suburbs,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, Gabaon, and Gabae,

English Revised Version
And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her suburbs;

Webster's Bible Translation
And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its suburbs, Geba with its suburbs,

Joshua 21:17 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Names of the Levitical Towns.

(Note: There is a similar list in 1 Chronicles 6:54-81, though in some respects differently arranged, and with many variations in the names, and corruptions of different kinds in the text, which show that the author of the Chronicles has inserted an ancient document that was altogether independent of the book before us. Thus in the Chronicles there are only forty-two towns mentioned by name instead of forty-eight, although it is stated in 1 Chronicles 6:45. that 13 + 10 + 13 + 12, i.e., forty-eight towns in all, were given up to the Levites. The names omitted are (1) Jutta in Judah; (2) Gibeon in Benjamin; (3 and 4) Ethekeh and Gibbethon in Dan; (5 and 6) and Jokneam and Nahalal in Zebulun (compare Joshua 21:16, Joshua 21:17, Joshua 21:23, Joshua 21:34, and Joshua 21:35, with 1 Chronicles 6:59-60, 1 Chronicles 6:68, 1 Chronicles 6:77. In some cases also the author of the Chronicles gives different names, though some of them indeed are only different forms of the same name, e.g., Hilen for Holon, Alemeth for Almon, Ashtaroth for Beeshterah, Mashal for Misheal, Hammon for Hammoth-dor, Kirjathaim for Kartan (compare 1 Chronicles 6:58, 1 Chronicles 6:60, 1 Chronicles 6:71, 1 Chronicles 6:74, 1 Chronicles 6:76, with Joshua 21:15, Joshua 21:18, Joshua 21:27, Joshua 21:30, Joshua 21:32); or in some cases possibly different names of the same town, e.g., Jokmeam for Kibzaim, and Ramoth for Jarmuth, and Anem for En-gannim (1 Chronicles 6:68, 83, and Joshua 21:22, Joshua 21:29); whilst some evidently give the true reading, viz., Ashan for Ain, and Bileam for Gath-rimmon (1 Chronicles 6:59, 1 Chronicles 6:70; Joshua 21:16, Joshua 21:26). The majority, however, are faulty readings, viz., Aner for Tanach, Kedesh for Kishon, Hukok for Helkath, Rimmon and Tabor (compare 1 Chronicles 6:70, 1 Chronicles 6:72, 1 Chronicles 6:75, 1 Chronicles 6:77, with Joshua 21:25, Joshua 21:28, Joshua 21:31, Joshua 21:34-35).)

Joshua 21:9-19

The priests' towns: (a) in Judah and Simeon (Joshua 21:9-16); (b) in Benjamin (Joshua 21:17-19).

Joshua 21:9-12

In the tribe of Judah the priests received Kirjath-arba, or Hebron, with the necessary pasturage round about the town (see Numbers 35:2), whilst the field of the town with the villages belonging to it remained in the hands of Caleb and his family as their possession (Joshua 14:12.).

Joshua 21:17 Parallel Commentaries

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Gibeon

Joshua 9:3 And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,

Joshua 18:25 Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,

1 Chronicles 6:60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs...

Geba

Joshua 18:24 And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their villages:

Gaba

Cross References
Joshua 9:3
But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,

Joshua 18:24
Chephar-ammoni, Ophni, Geba--twelve cities with their villages:

Joshua 18:25
Gibeon, Ramah, Beeroth,

Joshua 21:18
Anathoth with its pasturelands, and Almon with its pasturelands--four cities.

1 Kings 15:22
Then King Asa made a proclamation to all Judah, none was exempt, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber, with which Baasha had been building, and with them King Asa built Geba of Benjamin and Mizpah.

2 Kings 23:8
And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had made offerings, from Geba to Beersheba. And he broke down the high places of the gates that were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on one's left at the gate of the city.

Isaiah 10:29
they have crossed over the pass; at Geba they lodge for the night; Ramah trembles; Gibeah of Saul has fled.

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