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Joshua 11:1-3

Context
Israel Defeats a Northern Coalition

11:1 When King Jabin of Hazor 1  heard the news, he organized a coalition, including 2  King Jobab of Madon, the king of Shimron, the king of Acshaph, 11:2 and the northern kings who ruled in 3  the hill country, the Arabah south of Kinnereth, 4  the lowlands, and the heights of Dor to the west. 11:3 Canaanites came 5  from the east and west; Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, and Jebusites from the hill country; and Hivites from below Hermon in the area 6  of Mizpah.

1 map For location see Map1 D2; Map2 D3; Map3 A2; Map4 C1.

2 tn Heb “he sent to.”

3 tn Heb “and to the kings who [are] from the north in.”

4 tn Heb “Chinneroth,” a city and plain located in the territory of Naphtali in Galilee (BDB 490 s.v. כִּנֶּרֶת, כִּנֲרוֹת).

sn Kinnereth was a city in Galilee located near the Sea of Galilee (Deut 3:17). The surrounding region also became known by this name (1 Kgs 15:20; cf. Matt 14:34), and eventually even the lake itself (Josh 12:3; cf. Luke 5:1).

5 tn The verb “came” is supplied in the translation (see v. 4).

6 tn Or “land.”



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