1 Chronicles 6:59
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New International Version
Ashan, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands.

King James Bible
And Ashan with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs:

Darby Bible Translation
and Ashan and its suburbs, and Beth-shemesh and its suburbs;

World English Bible
and Ashan with its suburbs, and Beth Shemesh with its suburbs;

Young's Literal Translation
and Ashan and its suburbs, and Beth-Shemesh and its suburbs.

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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

Ashan. It is probable that either Ain, in Joshua, is a mistake for Ashan, or that it was called by both names.

1 Chronicles 4:32 And their villages were, Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities:

Joshua 15:42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,

Joshua 21:16 And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.


Beth-shemesh. Jos.

1 Chronicles 21:16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD stand between the earth and the heaven...


Joshua 15:10 And the border compassed from Baalah westward to mount Seir, and passed along to the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon...

1 Samuel 6:12-19 And the cows took the straight way to the way of Bethshemesh, and went along the highway, lowing as they went...

Jeremiah 43:13 He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh, that is in the land of Egypt...

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 15:10
Then it curved westward from Baalah to Mount Seir, ran along the northern slope of Mount Jearim (that is, Kesalon), continued down to Beth Shemesh and crossed to Timnah.

1 Chronicles 6:58
Hilen, Debir,

1 Chronicles 6:60
And from the tribe of Benjamin they were given Gibeon, Geba, Alemeth and Anathoth, together with their pasturelands. The total number of towns distributed among the Kohathite clans came to thirteen.

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