Joshua 21:41
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King James Version
All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.

Darby Bible Translation
All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities and their suburbs.

World English Bible
All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel were forty-eight cities with their suburbs.

Young's Literal Translation
All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the sons of Israel are forty and eight cities, and their suburbs.

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Geneva Study Bible

All the cities of the Levites {n} within the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.

(n) Thus according to Jacob's prophecy they were scattered throughout the country, which God used so that his people might be instructed in the true religion by them.Joshua 21:41 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

Cross References
Numbers 35:7
So all the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

Joshua 21:40
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 21:42
These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus were all these cities.

1 Chronicles 6:64
And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their suburbs.

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