Joshua 15:33
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In the western foothills: Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,

King James Bible
And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,

Darby Bible Translation
-- In the lowland: Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,

World English Bible
In the lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,

Young's Literal Translation
In the low country: Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Eshtaol, and Zoreah - Here Samson was buried, it being the burial-place of his fathers; see Judges 16:31. These places though first given to Judah, afterwards fell to the lot of Dan, Joshua 19:41.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Eshtaol This town is placed by Eusebius ten mile from Eleutheropolis, towards Nicopolis: and it is supposed to be a wretched village, called Esdad, about

15 miles south of Yebna.

Joshua 19:41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Irshemesh,

Numbers 13:23 And they came to the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes...

Judges 13:25 And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 16:31 Then his brothers and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up...

Zoreah A town near to Eshtaol, placed at ten miles' distance N. of Eleuteropolis by Eusebius.

The Sea of Sodom
The bounds of Judea, on both sides, are the sea; the western bound is the Mediterranean,--the eastern, the Dead sea, or the sea of Sodom. This the Jewish writers every where call, which you may not so properly interpret here, "the salt sea," as "the bituminous sea." In which sense word for word, "Sodom's salt," but properly "Sodom's bitumen," doth very frequently occur among them. The use of it was in the holy incense. They mingled 'bitumen,' 'the amber of Jordan,' and [an herb known to few], with
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

Sennacherib (705-681 B. C. )
The struggle of Sennacherib with Judaea and Egypt--Destruction of Babylon. Sennacherib either failed to inherit his father's good fortune, or lacked his ability.* He was not deficient in military genius, nor in the energy necessary to withstand the various enemies who rose against him at widely removed points of his frontier, but he had neither the adaptability of character nor the delicate tact required to manage successfully the heterogeneous elements combined under his sway. * The two principal
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8

Kadesh. Rekam, and that Double. Inquiry is Made, Whether the Doubling it in the Maps is Well Done.
The readers of the eastern interpreters will observe, that Kadesh is rendered by all Rekam, or in a sound very near it. In the Chaldee, it is 'Rekam': in the Syriac, 'Rekem': in the Arabic, 'Rakim'... There are two places noted by the name Rekam in the very bounds of the land,--to wit, the southern and eastern: that is, a double Kadesh. I. Of Kadesh, or Rekam, in the south part, there is no doubt. II. Of it, in the eastern part, there is this mention: "From Rekam to the east, and Rekam is as the
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Joshua 15:32
Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain and Rimmon--a total of twenty-nine towns and their villages.

Joshua 15:34
Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam,

Joshua 19:41
The territory of their inheritance included: Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir Shemesh,

Judges 13:25
and the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him while he was in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 16:31
Then his brothers and his father's whole family went down to get him. They brought him back and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of Manoah his father. He had led Israel twenty years.

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