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Joshua 15:62

    Joshua 15:62 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six cities with their villages.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six cities with their villages.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and Nibshan, and the City of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Nibshan, and the Town of Salt, and En-gedi; six towns with their unwalled places.

    Webster's Revision

    and Nibshan, and the City of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages.

    World English Bible

    Nibshan, the City of Salt, and En Gedi; six cities with their villages.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and Nibshan, and the City of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 15:62

    The city of Salt - Or of Melach. This city was somewhere in the vicinity of the lake Asphaltites, the waters of which are the saltest perhaps in the world. The whole country abounds with salt: see the note on Genesis 19:25. Some suppose that it is the same as Zoar, the place to which Lot escaped after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

    En-gedi - The well of the kid: it was situated between Jericho and the lake of Sodom or Dead Sea.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 15:62

    "The city of Salt" is not mentioned elsewhere, but was no doubt connected with "the valley of salt" 2 Samuel 8:13. The name itself, and the mention of En-gedi (Genesis 14:7 note) suggest that its site must be looked for near the Dead Sea.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 15:62

    15:62 City of salt - So called either from the salt sea, which was near it; or from the salt which was made in, or about it.