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Joshua 13:4

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13:4 to the south; 1  all the Canaanite territory, 2  from Arah 3  in the region of Sidon 4  to Aphek, as far as Amorite territory;

Joshua 13:6

Context
13:6 I will drive out before the Israelites all who live in the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephoth Maim, 5  all the Sidonians; you be sure to parcel it out to Israel as I instructed you.” 6 

1 tn Or “from Teman.” The phrase is especially problematic if taken with what follows, as the traditional verse division suggests. For further discussion see T. C. Butler, Joshua (WBC), 146.

2 tn Heb “all the land of the Canaanites.”

3 tc The reading “Arah” assumes a slight emendation of the Hebrew vowel pointing. The MT reads, “and a cave,” or “and Mearah” (if one understands the word as a proper noun).

4 tn Heb “which belongs to the Sidonians.”

map For location see Map1 A1; JP3 F3; JP4 F3.

5 tn The meaning of the Hebrew name “Misrephoth Maim” is perhaps “lime-kilns by the water” (see HALOT 2:641).

6 tn Heb “only you, assign it by lots to Israel as an inheritance as I commanded you.”



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