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

King James Bible
And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Irshemesh,

Darby Bible Translation
And the territory of their inheritance was Zoreah, and Eshtaol, and Ir-shemesh,

World English Bible
The border of their inheritance was Zorah, Eshtaol, Irshemesh,

Young's Literal Translation
and the border of their inheritance is Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Ir-Shemesh,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Zorah, and Eshtaol - See the note on Joshua 15:33.

Ir-shemesh - The city of sun; another proof of the idolatry of the Canaanites. Some think this was the same as Beth-shemesh.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Zorah Situated on the frontiers of Dan and Judah, tens miles from Eleutheropolis, towards Nicoplis, according to Eusebius, not far from Caphar Sorek.

Joshua 15:33 And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,


Judges 13:2,25 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bore not...

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

Judges 18:2 And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol...

1 Chronicles 2:53 And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites...

2 Chronicles 11:10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.

Irshemesh Supposed by some to be the same as Beth-shemesh in the tribe of Judah; but this latter city is evidently distinguished from it by being assigned by the tribe of Judah to the Levites (ch

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.


Ir-shemesh rendered () by the LXX., seems to be the same as Emmaus or Nicopolis,

22 miles south-east from Lydda, according to the Old Jerusalem Itinerary.

All the Jews declare, almost with one consent, that this was a fortified city from ancient times, even from the days of Joshua, and was the same with Rakkath, of which mention is made, Joshua 19:35. "Rakkath is Tiberias," say the Jerusalem Gemarists. And those of Babylon say the same, and that more largely: "It is clear to us that Rakkath is Tiberias." And when, after a few lines, this of Rabbi Jochanan was objected, "When I was a boy, I said a certain thing, concerning which I asked the elders,
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Eastern Wise-Men, or Magi, visit Jesus, the New-Born King.
(Jerusalem and Bethlehem, b.c. 4.) ^A Matt. II. 1-12. ^a 1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem [It lies five miles south by west of Jerusalem, a little to the east of the road to Hebron. It occupies part of the summit and sides of a narrow limestone ridge which shoots out eastward from the central chains of the Judæan mountains, and breaks down abruptly into deep valleys on the north, south, and east. Its old name, Ephrath, meant "the fruitful." Bethlehem means "house of bread." Its modern
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

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

Joshua 19:40
The seventh lot came out for the tribe of Dan according to its clans.

Joshua 19:42
Shaalabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah,

Judges 13:2
A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was childless, unable to give birth.

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