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It went out from Bethel to Luz and passed along to Ataroth, the border of the Archites. Bible

“from Bethel to Luz.” This description is somewhat strange because in every other place where Luz is mentioned in the Bible it says that Bethel was formerly called Luz (cp. Bethel is/was Luz; Gen 28:19; 35:6; 48:3; Judg. 1:23; and even the apocryphal book of Jubilees 27:19, 26). “Luz” means nuts, like walnuts. Another way to understand this might be “Bethel-luz.”

“the border of the Archites.” Hushai, David’s trusted counselor was an Archite (2 Sam 15:32; 16:16; 17:5, 14; 1 Chron. 27:33)


Commentary for: Joshua 16:2