Joshua 21:13
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New International Version
So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah,

King James Bible
Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with her suburbs,

Darby Bible Translation
And they gave to the children of Aaron the priest the city of refuge for the slayer, Hebron and its suburbs; and Libnah and its suburbs,

World English Bible
To the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, Libnah with its suburbs,

Young's Literal Translation
And to the sons of Aaron the priest they have given the city of refuge for the man-slayer, Hebron and its suburbs, and Libnah and its suburbs,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The fields of the city - gave they to Caleb - This was an exclusive privilege to him and his family, with which the grant to the Levites did not interfere. See the notes on Joshua 14:14.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they gave

1 Chronicles 6:56 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

Hebron

Joshua 15:54 And Humtah, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages:

a city

Joshua 20:7 And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron...

Numbers 35:6 And among the cities which you shall give to the Levites there shall be six cities for refuge, which you shall appoint for the manslayer...

Libnah

Joshua 10:29 Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, to Libnah, and fought against Libnah:

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

1 Chronicles 6:57 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and Jattir...

Isaiah 37:8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

Library
October 8. "There Failed not Aught of any Good Thing which the Lord had Spoken" (Josh. xxi. 45).
"There failed not aught of any good thing which the Lord had spoken" (Josh. xxi. 45). Some day, even you, trembling, faltering one, shall stand upon those heights and look back upon all you have passed through, all you have narrowly escaped, all the perils through which He guided you, the stumblings through which He guarded you, and the sins from which He saved you; and you shall shout, with a meaning you cannot understand now, "Salvation unto Him who sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb."
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

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

Cross References
Joshua 10:29
Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Makkedah to Libnah and attacked it.

Joshua 15:42
Libnah, Ether, Ashan,

Joshua 15:54
Humtah, Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) and Zior--nine towns and their villages.

Joshua 21:12
But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.

2 Kings 8:22
To this day Edom has been in rebellion against Judah. Libnah revolted at the same time.

1 Chronicles 6:57
So the descendants of Aaron were given Hebron (a city of refuge), and Libnah, Jattir, Eshtemoa,

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