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Joshua 10:36

    Joshua 10:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, to Hebron; and they fought against it:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Joshua and all Israel with him went up from Eglon to Hebron, and made an attack on it;

    Webster's Revision

    And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it:

    World English Bible

    Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, to Hebron; and they fought against it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it:

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 10:36

    Hebron - and the king thereof - See the note on Joshua 10:3. From Joshua 10:23 we learn that the king of Hebron was one of those five whom Joshua slew and hanged on five trees at Makkedah. How then can it be said that he slew the king of Hebron when he took the city, which was some days after the transactions at Makkedah? Either this slaying of the king of Hebron must refer to what had already been done, or the Hebronites, finding that their king fell in battle, had set up another in his place; which was the king Joshua slew, after he had taken the city and its dependencies, as is related Joshua 10:37. It appears that the city of Hebron had fallen back into the hands of the Canaanites, for it was again taken from them by the tribe of Judah, Judges 1:10. Debir had also fallen into their hands, for it was reconquered by Othniel, the son-in-law of Caleb, Judges 1:11-13. The manner in which Calmet accounts for this is very natural: Joshua, in his rapid conquests, contented himself with taking, demolishing, and burning those cities; but did not garrison any of them, for fear of weakening his army. In several instances no doubt the scattered Canaanites returned, repeopled, and put those cities in a state of defense. Hence the Israelites were obliged to conquer them a second time. This is a more rational way of accounting for these things, than that which supposes that the first chapter of Judges gives the more detailed account of the transactions recorded here; for there it is expressly said, that these transactions took place after the death of Joshua, (see Judges 1:1), and consequently cannot be the same that are mentioned here.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 10:36

    10:36 Unto Hebron - The conquest of Hebron is here generally related, afterwards repeated, and more particularly described, chap. 15:13,14.