Joshua 11:5
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All these kings joined forces and made camp together at the Waters of Merom to fight against Israel.

King James Bible
And when all these kings were met together, they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And all these kings met together, and came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

World English Bible
All these kings met together; and they came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
and all these kings are met together, and they come and encamp together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The waters of Merom - Where these waters were, interpreters are not agreed. Whether they were the waters of the Lake Semechon, or the waters of Megiddo, mentioned Judges 5:19, cannot be easily determined. The latter is the more probable opinion.

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Psalm 3:1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

Psalm 118:10-12 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them...

Isaiah 8:9 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves...

Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world...

met together [heb] assembled by appointment
waters This is what Josephus calls the lake Semechon, now called Bahr-el-Houle (Lake Julius) between the head of the Jordan and the lake of Tiberias. According to Josephus it was seven miles long; and according to modern authorities, it is not above two miles broad, except at the north end, where it may be four.

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Caesarea. Strato's Tower.
The Arabian interpreter thinks the first name of this city was Hazor, Joshua 11:1. The Jews, Ekron, Zephaniah 2:4. "R. Abhu saith," (he was of Caesarea,) "Ekron shall be rooted out"; this is Caesarea, the daughter of Edom, which is situated among things profane. She was a goad, sticking in Israel, in the days of the Grecians. But when the kingdom of the Asmonean family prevailed, it overcame her, &c. R. Josi Bar Chaninah saith, What is that that is written, 'And Ekron shall be as a Jebusite?' (Zech
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

The Lake of Gennesaret; Or, the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias.
Jordan is measured at one hundred and twenty furlongs, from the lake of Samochonitis to that of Gennesaret. That lake, in the Old Testament, is 'The sea of Chinnereth,' Numbers 34:11, &c. In the Targumists, 'The sea of Genesar'; sometimes, 'of Genesor'; sometimes, 'of Ginosar': it is the same also in the Talmudists, but most frequently 'The sea of Tiberiah.' Both names are used by the evangelists; 'the lake of Gennesaret,' Luke 5:1; 'the sea of Tiberias,' John 21:1; and 'the sea of Galilee,' John
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Joshua 11:4
They came out with all their troops and a large number of horses and chariots--a huge army, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.

Joshua 11:6
The LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them, because by this time tomorrow I will hand all of them, slain, over to Israel. You are to hamstring their horses and burn their chariots."

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