Joshua 19:26
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New International Version
Allammelek, Amad and Mishal. On the west the boundary touched Carmel and Shihor Libnath.

New Living Translation
Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. The boundary on the west touched Carmel and Shihor-libnath,

English Standard Version
Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. On the west it touches Carmel and Shihor-libnath,

New American Standard Bible
and Allammelech and Amad and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel on the west and to Shihor-libnath.

King James Bible
And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath;

Christian Standard Bible
Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal and reached westward to Carmel and Shihor-libnath.

Good News Translation
Allam Melech, Amad, and Mishal. On the west it touched Carmel and Shihor Libnath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal and reached westward to Carmel and Shihor-libnath.

International Standard Version
Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal, and on the west Carmel and Shihor-libnath,

NET Bible
Alammelech, Amad, and Mishal. Their border touched Carmel to the west and Shihor Libnath.

New Heart English Bible
and Allammelech, and Amad, and Mishal) and it reached to Carmel westward, and to Shihor Libnath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal. The border touches Carmel and Shihor Libnath in the west.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and Allam-melech, and Amad, and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel westward, and to Shihor-libnath.

New American Standard 1977
and Allammelech and Amad and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel on the west and to Shihor-libnath.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Alammelech, Amad, and Misheal, and reaches to Carmel westward and to Shihorlibnath

King James 2000 Bible
And Alammelech, and Amad, and Mishal; and reaches to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath;

American King James Version
And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reaches to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath;

American Standard Version
and Allammelech, and Amad, and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel westward, and to Shihor-libnath;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Elmelech and Amaad and Messal: and it reacheth to Carmel by the sea and Sihor and Labanath,

Darby Bible Translation
and Allammelech, and Amead, and Mishal; and [the border] reached to Carmel westwards, and to Shihor-libnath,

English Revised Version
and Allammelech, and Amad, and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel westward, and to Shihor-libnath;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel westward, and to Shihor-libnath;

World English Bible
Allammelech, Amad, Mishal. It reached to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath.

Young's Literal Translation
and Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and it toucheth against Carmel westward, and against Shihor-Libnath;
Study Bible
Asher's Territory
25Their territory was Helkath and Hali and Beten and Achshaph, 26and Allammelech and Amad and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel on the west and to Shihor-libnath. 27It turned toward the east to Beth-dagon and reached to Zebulun, and to the valley of Iphtahel northward to Beth-emek and Neiel; then it proceeded on north to Cabul,…
Cross References
Joshua 19:25
Their territory was Helkath and Hali and Beten and Achshaph,

Joshua 19:27
It turned toward the east to Beth-dagon and reached to Zebulun, and to the valley of Iphtahel northward to Beth-emek and Neiel; then it proceeded on north to Cabul,

1 Kings 18:19
"Now then send and gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, together with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."
Treasury of Scripture

And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reaches to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath;

Misheal Situated, according Eusebius, near mount Carmel, on the sea coast.

Joshua 21:30 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with her suburbs,

1 Chronicles 6:74 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and Abdon …

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Carmel

1 Samuel 15:12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told …

1 Kings 18:20,42 So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets …

Songs 7:5 Your head on you is like Carmel, and the hair of your head like purple; …

Isaiah 33:9 The earth mourns and languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: …

Isaiah 35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: …

Isaiah 37:24 By your servants have you reproached the Lord, and have said, By …

Jeremiah 46:18 As I live, said the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts, Surely …

Verse 26. - Reacheth. Literally, toucheth, i.e. skirteth, as in vers. 11 and 22. So in the next verse, with regard to Zebulun. The term appears to be the invariable one when a district, not a particular place, is spoken cf. To Carmel westward. The Carmel range appears to have been included in the tribe of Asher. For we read (Joshua 17:10, 11) that Asher met Manasseh on the north, whence we conclude that it must have cut off Issachar from the sea, and that as Dor was among the towns which Manasseh held within the territory of Issachar and Asher, it must therefore have been within the boundaries of the latter. Shihor-libnath. For Shihor see Joshua 13:3. Libnath, which signifies white or shining, has been supposed by some to mean the glassy river, from its calm, unbroken flow, though this appears improbable, since Shihor means turbid. It is far more probable that the current was rendered turbid by a quantity of chalk or limestone which it carried along in its course, and hence the name "muddy white." Keil thinks it to be the Nahr-el-Zerka, or crocodile river, of Pliny, in which Beland, Von Raumer, Knobel, and Rosenmuller agree with him. But when he proceeds to argue that this river, being blue, "might answer both to shihor, black, and libnath, white," he takes a flight in which it is impossible to follow him. Gesenius, from the glazed appearance of burnt brick or tiles (l'banah), conjectures,that it may be the Belus, or "glass river," so called, however, in ancient times because the fine sand on its banks enabled the manufacture of glass to be carried on here. But this, emptying itself into the sea near Acre, has been thought to be too far north. Vandevelde, however, one of the latest authorities, as well as Mr. Conder, is inclined to agree with Gesenius. The difficulty of this identification consists in the fact that Carmel and Dor (Joshua 17:11) are said to have been in Asher (see note on Joshua 17:10). The Nahr-el-Zerka has not been found by recent explorers to contain crocodiles, but it has been thought possible that they have hitherto eluded observation. Kenrick, however ('Phoenicia,' p. 24), thinks that as crocodilus originally meant a lizard, the lacertus Niloticus is meant, the river being, in his opinion, too shallow in summa to be the haunt of the crocodile proper (see also Tristram, 'Land of Israel.' p. 103, who believes it possible that the crocodile may be found there, though no specimen has as yet been produced). The Zerkais described in Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly Paper, January, 1874, as "a torpid stream flowing through fetid marshes, in which reeds, canes, and the stunted papyrus grow." When it is added, "and where alone in Palestine the crocodile is found," no evidence is given in favour of the statement. It empties itself into the sea between Dor and Caesarea, a few miles north of the latter. And Alammelech, and Amad,.... Of the two first of these there is no mention elsewhere:

and Misheal is the same with Mashal, 1 Chronicles 6:74; and is by Jerom (l) called Masan, and said to be near Carmel to the sea:

and reacheth to Carmel westward; or, "to the sea", as Carmel is called "Carmel by the sea"; see Gill on Jeremiah 46:18, it is hereby distinguished from Carmel in the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:55; (Pliny (m) calls it a promontory):

and to Shihorlibnath; the Vulgate Latin and Septuagint versions make two places of it: but the sum of the cities after given will not admit of it: more rightly Junius renders it Sihor by Libhath, and takes Sihor to be the river Belus, or Pagidus; so called either because of its likeness to the Nile, one of whose names is Sihor, Jeremiah 2:18; or because its waters might be black and muddy; it was the river out of which sand was fetched to make glass of: and Libnath, which has its name from whiteness, the same writer thinks may be the Album Promontorium, or white promontory of Pliny (n), which he places near Ptolemais, between Ecdippa and Tyre, and is very probable.

(l) De loc. Heb. fol. 93. E. (m) Ut supra. (Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 19.) (n) Ibid. 26. to Carmel … and to Shihor-libnath—that is, the "black" or "muddy river"; probably the Nahr Belka, below Dor (Tantoura); for that town belonged to Asher (Jos 17:10). Thence the boundary line turned eastward to Beth-dagon, a town at the junction of Zebulun and Naphtali, and ran northwards as far as Cabul, with other towns, among which is mentioned (Jos 19:28) "great Zidon," so called on account of its being even then the flourishing metropolis of the Phoenicians. Though included in the inheritance of Asher, this town was never possessed by them (Jud 1:31).19:17-51 Joshua waited till all the tribes were settled, before he asked any provision for himself. He was content to be unfixed, till he saw them all placed, and herein is an example to all in public places, to prefer the common welfare before private advantage. Those who labour most to do good to others, seek an inheritance in the Canaan above: but it will be soon enough to enter thereon, when they have done all the service to their brethren of which they are capable. Nor can any thing more effectually assure them of their title to it, than endeavouring to bring others to desire, to seek, and to obtain it. Our Lord Jesus came and dwelt on earth, not in pomp but poverty, providing rest for man, yet himself not having where to lay his head; for Christ pleased not himself. Nor would he enter upon his inheritance, till by his obedience to death he secured the eternal inheritance for all his people; nor will he account his own glory completed, till every ransomed sinner is put in possession of his heavenly rest.
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