Joshua 21:40
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King James Version
So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.

Darby Bible Translation
These were all the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, which remained of the families of the Levites, and their lot was twelve cities.

World English Bible
All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites. Their lot was twelve cities.

Young's Literal Translation
All the cities for the sons of Merari, for their families, who are left of the families of the Levites -- their lot is twelve cities.

Joshua 21:40 Parallel
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So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.Joshua 21:40 Parallel Commentaries

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The Mountainous Country of Judea.
"What is the mountainous country of Judea? It is the king's mountain." However Judea, here and there, doth swell out much with mountains, yet its chief swelling appears in that broad back of mountains, that runs from the utmost southern cost as far as Hebron, and almost as Jerusalem itself. Which the Holy Scripture called "The hill-country of Judah," Joshua 21:11; Luke 1:39. Unless I am very much mistaken,--the maps of Adricomus, Tirinius, and others, ought to be corrected, which have feigned to
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Divers Matters.
I. Beth-cerem, Nehemiah 3:14. "The stones, as well of the altar, as of the ascent to the altar, were from the valley of Beth-cerem, which they digged out beneath the barren land. And thence they are wont to bring whole stones, upon which the working iron came not." The fathers of the traditions, treating concerning the blood of women's terms, reckon up five colours of it; among which that, "which is like the water of the earth, out of the valley of Beth-cerem."--Where the Gloss writes thus, "Beth-cerem
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Nob. Bahurim.
That Nob was placed in the land of Benjamin, not far from Jerusalem, whence Jerusalem also might be seen,--the words of the Chaldee paraphrast, upon Isaiah 10:32, do argue. For so he speaks; "Sennacherib came and stood in Nob, a city of the priests, before the walls of Jerusalem; and said to his army, 'Is not this the city of Jerusalem, against which I have raised my whole army, and have subdued all the provinces of it? Is it not small and weak in comparison of all the fortifications of the Gentiles,
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Joshua 21:39
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