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Joshua 16:2

    Joshua 16:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And goes out from Bethel to Luz, and passes along to the borders of Archi to Ataroth,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and it went out from Beth-el to Luz, and passed along unto the border of the Archites to Ataroth;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it goes out from Beth-el to Luz, and on as far as the limit of the Archites to Ataroth;

    Webster's Revision

    and it went out from Beth-el to Luz, and passed along unto the border of the Archites to Ataroth;

    World English Bible

    It went out from Bethel to Luz, and passed along to the border of the Archites to Ataroth;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and it went out from Beth-el to Luz, and passed along unto the border of the Archites to Ataroth;

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 16:2

    From Bethel to Luz - From Genesis 28:19 (note) it appears that the place which Jacob called Beth-el was formerly called Luz; see the note there: but here they seem to be two distinct places. It is very likely that the place where Jacob had the vision was not in Luz, but in some place within a small distance of that city or village, (see the note on Genesis 28:12), and that sometimes the whole place was called Beth-el, at other times Luz, and sometimes, as in the case above, the two places were distinguished. As we find the term London comprises, not only London, but also the city of Westminster and the borough of Southwark; though at other times all three are distinctly mentioned.

    Archi to Ataroth - Archi was the country of Hushai, the friend of David, 2 Samuel 15:32, who is called Hushai the Archite. Ataroth, called Ataroth-addar, Ataroth the illustrious, Joshua 16:5, and simply Ataroth, Joshua 16:7, is supposed to have been about fifteen miles from Jerusalem.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 16:2

    Of Archi - (Read "of the Archite," also a designation of David's friend Hushai (2 Samuel 15:32; 2 Samuel 16:16, etc.). The word is derived from Erech Genesis 10:10. But whether there was in the neighborhood of Bethel a place bearing this Babylonian name, or whether a colony from the East had settled in this spot and brought the name with them, is unknown.

    Ataroth - Called Joshua 16:5; Joshua 18:13 Ataroth-adar ( equals "crowns of fame or greatness") perhaps to distinguish it from two other places bearing the same name but, situated on the other side of Jordan, in the territory of Gad Numbers 32:34. It is identified with Atara, near the road from Jerusalem to Nablous.