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Go to Bible: Joshua 21
 
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Jos 21:2

“by Moses.” Literally, “by the hand of Moses.” God commanded by way of telling Moses.

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Jos 21:8

“by Moses.” Literally, “by the hand of Moses.”

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Jos 21:9

“he called.” The Hebrew text is a singular active verb, “he called.” It is quite possible, and even likely, here that the “he” is Yahweh, who commanded that cities be given (Josh. 21:8). The parallel in 1 Chronicles 6:65 does read the plural “they,” “they gave,” but here the verb is singular.

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Jos 21:12

“and its villages.” The little towns around Hebron. Caleb was given Hebron (Josh. 14:6-13; Judg. 1:10), but when it came up as a Levitical city, Caleb gave it up to the Levites, but still had the smaller towns around Hebron.

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Jos 21:18

“Anathoth.” The home of Jeremiah, who was a Levite.

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Jos 21:25

“Gath-rimmon.” The Hebrew of Joshua 21:25 says Gath-rimmon, but Joshua 21:24 also had Gath-rimmon. Some scholars simply say there were two towns named Gath-rimmon, while others take the reading of the Septuagint, “Ibleam,” and say the doubling of Gath-rimmon was a copyist’s error.

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Jos 21:27

“Ashtaroth.” This town occurs in 1 Chronicles 6:71. This is likely a center of worship of the Ashtaroth. This was also one of the main towns of Og, king of Bashan.

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Jos 21:35

“Dimnah.” 1 Chronicles 6:77 reads “Rimmon,” which is likely the name here too, but the “D” and “R” in Hebrew got confused.

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Jos 21:45

“of all the good things.” The Hebrew is more literally, “of all the good word,” but it is using “word” as a collective singular to refer to the “things,” “matters” that Yahweh had spoken about.

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