New International Version
So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall.
King James Bible
Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
Darby Bible Translation
And she let them down by a cord through the window; for her house was upon the city-wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
World English Bible
Then she let them down by a cord through the window; for her house was on the side of the wall, and she lived on the wall.
Young's Literal Translation
And she causeth them to go down by a rope through the window, for her house is in the side of the wall, and in the wall she is dwelling;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then she let them down by a cord etc. - The natural place of this verse is after the first clause of Joshua 2:21; for it is certain that she did not let them down in the basket till all those circumstances marked from Joshua 2:16-20 inclusive had taken place.
She dwelt upon the wall - That is, either the wall of the city made a part of her house or her house was built close to the wall, so that the top or battlements of it were above the wall with a window that looked out to the country. As the city gates were now shut there was no way for the spies to escape but through this window; and in order to this she let them down through the window in a basket suspended by a cord, till they reached the ground on the outside of the wall.
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Here we will borrow Josephus' pencil, "Jericho is seated in a plain, yet a certain barren mountain hangs over it, narrow, indeed, but long; for it runs out northward to the country of Scythopolis,--and southward, to the country of Sodom, and the utmost coast of the Asphaltites." Of this mountain mention is made, Joshua 2:22, where the two spies, sent by Joshua, and received by Rahab, are said to "conceal themselves." "Opposite against this, lies a mountain on the other side Jordan, beginning from …
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