Later the men of Judah went down to attack the Canaanites living in the hill country, the Negev, and the lowlands. 1
Should you not have obeyed the words that the Lord cried out through the former prophets when Jerusalem 1 was peacefully inhabited and her surrounding cities, the Negev, and the Shephelah 2 were also populated?
Joshua defeated the whole land, including the hill country, the Negev, the lowlands, 1 the slopes, and all their kings. He left no survivors. He annihilated everything that breathed, just as the Lord God of Israel had commanded.
The Philistines had raided the cities of Judah in the lowlands 1 and the Negev. They captured and settled in Beth Shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco and its surrounding villages, Timnah and its surrounding villages, and Gimzo and its surrounding villages.