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Joshua 15:58

    Joshua 15:58 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor;

    Webster's Revision

    Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor,

    World English Bible

    Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor;

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 15:58

    Gedor - See the note on Joshua 12:13. In this place the Alexandrian MS. of the Septuagint and the Codex Vaticanus add the eleven following towns: Theca, and Ephratha, (that is, Bethlehem), and Phagor, and Etan, and Kulon, and Tatam, and Thebes, and Karam, and Galam, and Thether, and Manocho; eleven cities and their villages. St. Jerome, on Micah 5:1, mentions them, so that we find they were in the copies he used. Dr. Kennicott contends that they should be restored to the text, and accounts thus for their omission: "The same word וחצרויהן vechatsreyhen, and their villages, occurring immediately before this passage and at the end of it, the transcriber's eye passed from one to the other by mistake. A similar accident has caused the omission of two whole verses, the 35th and 36th of Joshua 21." See the note on Joshua 21:35, Joshua 21:36.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 15:58

    Fourth group. Towns north of the last mentioned, of which Beth-zur and Gedor are represented by "Beit-sur" and "Jedur."

    After Joshua 15:59 follows in the Greek version a fifth group of eleven towns, which appears to have dropped in very ancient times out of the Hebrew text, probably because some transcriber passed unawares from the word "villages" at the end of Joshua 15:59, to the same word at the end of the missing passage. The omitted group contains the towns of an important, well-known, and populous district lying immediately south of Jerusalem, and containing such towns as Tekoah 2 Samuel 14:2; Nehemiah 3:5, Nehemiah 3:27; Amos 1:1; Bethlehem, the native town of David and of Christ Genesis 35:19; and Aetan, a Grecised form of Etam 2 Chronicles 11:6.