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1 Chronicles 6:56

    1 Chronicles 6:56 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the open country of the town, and the small places round it, they gave to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh.

    Webster's Revision

    but the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

    World English Bible

    but the fields of the city, and its villages, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Chronicles 6:56

    The writer evidently had before him Joshua 21, which he followed, as to its matter, closely. In some cases he perhaps modernised the ancient names (1 Chronicles 6:58, 1 Chronicles 6:60, 1 Chronicles 6:72, etc.); in a few he substituted for the old an entirely new name, the modern apellation, probably, of the ancient site 1 Chronicles 6:70, 1 Chronicles 6:77. At one time, it would seem, his intention was to give the cities of the priests only, and to content himself with stating the mere number of the rest. His account of the matter was then brought to a conclusion, and summed up, in 1 Chronicles 6:64. But, afterward, either he or a later writer thought it best to add to the list of the priestly cities the information contained in Judges as to those which were not priestly, but merely Levitical. The passage 1 Chronicles 6:65-81 was then added.

    The entire account has suffered much from corruption. In the first list two names, those of Juttah and Gideon, have dropped out. It is necessary to restore them in order to complete the number of thirteen cities 1 Chronicles 6:60. In the second list 1 Chronicles 6:67-70 there is likewise an omission of two cities, Eltekeh and Gibbethon, which are wanted to make up the number ten 1 Chronicles 6:61. The third list is complete, though some of the names are very different from these of Joshua. In the fourth, two names are again wanting, those of Jokneam and Kartah.