Joshua 13:18
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New American Standard Bible
and Jahaz and Kedemoth and Mephaath,

King James Bible
And Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,

Darby Bible Translation
And Jahzah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,

World English Bible
Jahaz, Kedemoth, Mephaath,

Young's Literal Translation
and Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,

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Joshua 13:18 Parallel Commentaries

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A Great Part of South Judea Cut Off under the Second Temple. Jewish Idumean.
The Talmudic girdle ends, as you see, in "Kadesh, Barnea, and Ascalon." Hence it cannot but be observed, that these two places are placed, as it were, in parallel; and whatsoever space lies between Ascalon and the river of Egypt, is excluded,--to wit, fifty-four miles. And one might, indeed, almost see some footsteps of that exclusion under the first Temple, in that very common expression, "From Dan even to Beer-sheba." This country, that was excluded, was something barren. The Talmudists speak thus
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Joshua
The book of Joshua is the natural complement of the Pentateuch. Moses is dead, but the people are on the verge of the promised land, and the story of early Israel would be incomplete, did it not record the conquest of that land and her establishment upon it. The divine purpose moves restlessly on, until it is accomplished; so "after the death of Moses, Jehovah spake to Joshua," i. 1. The book falls naturally into three divisions: (a) the conquest of Canaan (i.-xii.), (b) the settlement of the
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 21:23
But Sihon would not permit Israel to pass through his border. So Sihon gathered all his people and went out against Israel in the wilderness, and came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.

Joshua 13:17
Heshbon, and all its cities which are on the plain: Dibon and Bamoth-baal and Beth-baal-meon,

Judges 11:20
'But Sihon did not trust Israel to pass through his territory; so Sihon gathered all his people and camped in Jahaz and fought with Israel.

Isaiah 15:4
Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out, Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz; Therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud; His soul trembles within him.

Jeremiah 48:21
"Judgment has also come upon the plain, upon Holon, Jahzah and against Mephaath,

Jeremiah 48:34
"From the outcry at Heshbon even to Elealeh, even to Jahaz they have raised their voice, from Zoar even to Horonaim and to Eglath-shelishiyah; for even the waters of Nimrim will become desolate.

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