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Joshua 15:55

    Joshua 15:55 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah;

    Webster's Revision

    Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah,

    World English Bible

    Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Jutah,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah;

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 15:55

    Maon - In a desert to which this town gave name, David took refuge for a considerable time from the persecution of Saul; and in this place Nabal the Carmelite had great possessions. See 1 Samuel 23:24, 1 Samuel 23:25; 1 Samuel 25:2.

    Carmel - Not the celebrated mount of that name, but a village, the residence of Nabal. See 1 Samuel 25:2. It was near Maon, mentioned above, and was about ten miles eastward of Hebron. It is the place where Saul erected a trophy to himself after the defeat of the Amalekites; see 1 Samuel 15:12.

    Ziph - See on Joshua 15:24 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 15:55

    Third group; lying eastward of the towns named in the last two, and next to "the wilderness."

    Joshua 15:55

    The four towns retain their ancient names with but little change. Maon 1 Samuel 23:24; 1 Samuel 25:2, the home of Nabal, is to be looked for in the conical hill, "Main," the top of which is covered with ruins. It lies eight or nine miles southeast of Hebron Carmel 1 Samuel 25:2, the modern "Kurmul," is a little to the north of "Main." The name belongs to more than one place Joshua 12:22. Ziph gave its name to "the wilderness" into which David fled from Saul 1 Samuel 23:14.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 15:55

    15:55 Ziph - Which gave its name to the neighbouring mountains, 1Sam 26:1.