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Joshua 15:33

    Joshua 15:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah;

    Webster's Revision

    In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah,

    World English Bible

    In the lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah;

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 15:33

    Eshtaol, and Zoreah - Here Samson was buried, it being the burial-place of his fathers; see Judges 16:31. These places though first given to Judah, afterwards fell to the lot of Dan, Joshua 19:41.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 15:33

    "The valley" or the Shephelah, is bounded on the south by the Negeb, on the west by the Mediterranean, on the north by the plain of Sharon, on the east by "the mountains" Joshua 15:48. It is a well-defined district, of an undulating surface and highly fertile character, thickly dotted, even at the present time, with villages, which are for the most part situated on the different hills. The towns in this district, like those in the Negeb, are classed in four groups.

    Joshua 15:33-36

    First group of fourteen towns: these belong to the northeastern portion of the Shephelah. Eshtaol and Zoreah were afterward assigned to the tribe of Dan, and inhabited by Danites Judges 13:25; Judges 18:2, Judges 18:8,Judges 18:11. The latter place was the home of Samson Judges 13:2. It was one of the cities fortified by Rehoboam 2 Chronicles 11:10, and was re-occupied by the Jews after the captivity Nehemiah 11:29. It is probably the modern Surah. (Eshtaol has been identified with Eshua (Conder)). Both places were in later times partly populated by Judahites from Kirjath-jearim; perhaps after the departure of the colony of Danites for Dan-Laish. Zanoah is the present "Zanna", not far from Surah. Socoh is the modern "Shuweikah". Sharaim is perhaps to be sought in the modern "Zakariya". Gederah ("wall" or "fortress") was a name borne with various terminations by several places.