Joshua 16 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

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16:1 And the lot of the a children of Joseph fell from Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel,

(a) That is, to Ephraim and his children: for Manasseh's portion follows.

16:3 And goeth down westward to the coast of Japhleti, unto the coast of Bethhoron the nether, and to Gezer: and the goings out b thereof are at the sea.

(b) Of their inheritance.

16:4 So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, c took their inheritance.

(c) Severally, first Ephraim, and then Manasseh.

16:7 And it went down from Janohah to Ataroth, and to Naarath, and came to Jericho, d and went out at Jordan.

(d) For so far the coasts reach.

16:9 And the e separate cities for the children of Ephraim [were] among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.

(e) Because Ephraim's tribe was far greater than Manasseh, therefore he had more cities.