And he went up there to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Joshua 15:7, between Jerusalem and Jericho, and the Gadite town mentioned in Joshua 13:26. The Debir here meant appears (and its site has been conjecturally placed at Dhaheriyeh (Conder)) to have been situated in the mountain district south of Hebron. It was one of the towns afterward assigned to the Levites. Its other name Joshua 15:49, "Kirjath-sannah", i. e. perhaps, "city of palm branches," or "city of law, or sacred learning," no less than the two given in the text, would indicate that Debir was an ancient seat of Canaanite learning, for Debir probably is equivalent to "oracle," and Kirjath-sepher means "city of books." This plurality of names marks the importance of the town, as the inducement held out in Joshua 15:16, by Caleb, to secure its capture (compare 1 Samuel 17:25; 1 Samuel 18:17), points to its strength. Debir; the same mentioned above, Joshua 15:7. The name of Debir before was
Kirjath-sepher: this clause seems to be added to distinguish this from the other Debir subdued by Joshua, Joshua 10:38,39. Joshua 10:38,
and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher; or "the city of books"; either a place of literature, a sort of an academy, or where was a public library; the Targum calls it Kirjatharche, or the city of the archives, in which were laid up the public records of the Canaanites; the same is called Kirjathsannah for the like reason; see Gill on Joshua 15:49.And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)15. to the inhabitants of Debir] On Debir see above, Joshua 11:21. Joshua had conquered and devoted it.
Debir before was Kirjath-sepher] = “the city of Books”, “citee of lettrys;” Wyclif, or (Joshua 15:49) Kirjath-Sannah = “city of palm.”Verse 15. - Kirjath-sepher (see note on Joshua 10:38). Joshua 9:17).
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