Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Joshua 19:15

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

Shimron - See on Joshua 12:20; (note).

Beth-lehem - The house of bread; a different place from that in which our Lord was born.

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

Twelve cities - Only five have been mentioned, and the names in the verses preceding are apparently not names of Zebulonite cities, but merely of points in or near the boundary line. It would therefore appear that seven names have disappeared from the text, and perhaps also the definition of the western frontier.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
In the division to each tribe of Israel, the prophetic blessings of Jacob were fulfilled. They chose for themselves, or it was divided to them by lot, in the manner and places that he foresaw. So sure a rule to go by is the word of prophecy: we see by it what to believe, and it proves beyond all dispute the things that are of God.
The Tribal Allotments of Israel
The Division of the Land Among the Tribes