1 Chronicles 6:55
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New International Version
They were given Hebron in Judah with its surrounding pasturelands.

King James Bible
And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it.

Darby Bible Translation
and they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and its suburbs round about it;

World English Bible
to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah, and its suburbs around it;

Young's Literal Translation
and they give to them Hebron in the land of Judah and its suburbs round about it;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Theirs was the lot - All the tribes and families obtained their respective inheritances by lot, but to the sons of Aaron was the first lot; and so the Syriac and Arabic have understood this place. The first lot, says Jarchi, fell to Judah, that they might give to the priests and the Levites the cities marked below. See an account of the possessions of the priests and Levites, Joshua 20:1-9, 21.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Joshua 14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.

Joshua 15:13 And to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua...

Joshua 21:11-13 And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah...

Judges 1:20 And they gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled there the three sons of Anak.

David's Choristers
'They stood in their office, according to their order.'--1 CHRON. vi. 32 (R.V. margin). This brief note is buried in the catalogue of the singers appointed by David for 'the service of song in the house of the Lord.' The waves of their choral praise have long ages since ceased to eddy round the 'tabernacle of the tent of meeting,' and all that is left of their melodious companies is a dry list of names, in spite of which the dead owners of them are nameless. But the chronicler's description of them
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Joshua 14:13
Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as his inheritance.

Joshua 21:11
They gave them Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), with its surrounding pastureland, in the hill country of Judah. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.)

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