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Judges 1:18

    Judges 1:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Also Judah took Gaza with the border thereof, and Ashkelon with the border thereof, and Ekron with the border thereof.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Judah took Gaza and its limit, and Ashkelon and its limit, and Ekron and its limit.

    Webster's Revision

    Also Judah took Gaza with the border thereof, and Ashkelon with the border thereof, and Ekron with the border thereof.

    World English Bible

    Also Judah took Gaza with its border, and Ashkelon with its border, and Ekron with its border.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Also Judah took Gaza with the border thereof, and Ashkelon with the border thereof, and Ekron with the border thereof.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 1:18

    Judah took Gaza - and Askelon - and Ekron - There is a most remarkable variation here in the Septuagint; I shall set down the verse: Και ουκ εκληρονομησεν Ιουδας την Γαζαν, ουδε τα ὁρια αυτης· ουδε την Ασκαλωνα, ουδε τα ὁρια αυτης· και την Ακκαρων, ουδε τα ὁρια αυτης· την Αζωτον, ουδε τα περισπορια αυτης· και ην Κυριος μετα Ιουδα. "But Judah Did Not possess Gaza, Nor the coast thereof; neither Askelon, nor the coasts thereof, neither Ekron, nor the coasts thereof; neither Azotus, nor its adjacent places: and the Lord was with Judah." This is the reading of the Vatican and other copies of the Septuagint: but the Alexandrian MS., and the text of the Complutensian and Antwerp Polyglots, agree more nearly with the Hebrew text. St. Augustine and Procopius read the same as, the Vatican MS.; and Josephus expressly says that the Israelites took only Askelon and Azotus, but did not take Gaza nor Ekron; and the whole history shows that these cities were not in the possession of the Israelites, but of the Philistines; and if the Israelites did take them at this time, as the Hebrew text states, they certainly lost them in a very short time after.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 1:18

    It is remarkable that Ashdod is not here mentioned, as it is in Joshua 15:46-47, in conjunction with Gaza and Ekron; but that Askelon, which is not in the list of the cities of Judah at all, is named in its stead. (See Joshua 13:3 note.) It is a curious fact that when Rameses III took Askelon it was occupied, not by Philistines, but apparently by Hebrews. Rameses began to reign in 1269 B.C., and reigned 25 years. At any time between 1269 and 1244 B.C. such occupation of Askelon by Hebrews agrees with the Book of Judges.