Ashdod, its daughter-towns and its villages; Gaza, its daughter-towns and its villages to the Brook of Egypt and the coast of the Great Sea. Bible

“daughter-towns.” The text is just “daughters,” referring to small close-by towns that are supported by a “mother” town, a large and normally well-fortified town (see commentary on Josh. 15:45).

“Great Sea.” The common Old Testament name for the Mediterranean Sea.

Commentary for: Joshua 15:47