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Joshua 15:15

    Joshua 15:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he went up there to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he went up thence against the inhabitants of Debir: now the name of Debir beforetime was Kiriath-sepher.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    From there he went up against the people of Debir: (now the name of Debir before that was Kiriath-sepher.)

    Webster's Revision

    And he went up thence against the inhabitants of Debir: now the name of Debir beforetime was Kiriath-sepher.

    World English Bible

    He went up against the inhabitants of Debir: now the name of Debir before was Kiriath Sepher.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he went up thence against the inhabitants of Debir: now the name of Debir beforetime was Kiriath-sepher.

    Definitions for Joshua 15:15

    Thence - There; that place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 15:15

    Kirjath-sepher - The city of the book. Why so named is uncertain. It was also called Debir, and Kirjath-sannah. See Joshua 15:49.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 15:15

    The name Debir belonged to two other places; namely,, that named in Joshua 15:7, between Jerusalem and Jericho, and the Gadite town mentioned in Joshua 13:26. The Debir here meant appears (and its site has been conjecturally placed at Dhaheriyeh (Conder)) to have been situated in the mountain district south of Hebron. It was one of the towns afterward assigned to the Levites. Its other name Joshua 15:49, "Kirjath-sannah", i. e. perhaps, "city of palm branches," or "city of law, or sacred learning," no less than the two given in the text, would indicate that Debir was an ancient seat of Canaanite learning, for Debir probably is equivalent to "oracle," and Kirjath-sepher means "city of books." This plurality of names marks the importance of the town, as the inducement held out in Joshua 15:16, by Caleb, to secure its capture (compare 1 Samuel 17:25; 1 Samuel 18:17), points to its strength.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 15:15

    15:15 Debir - The same mentioned above, ver.7. The name was Kirjath - sepher - This clause seems to be added to distinguish this from the other Debir subdued by Joshua, chap.10:38,39.