Joshua 15:2
New International Version
Their southern boundary started from the bay at the southern end of the Dead Sea,

New Living Translation
The southern boundary began at the south bay of the Dead Sea,

English Standard Version
And their south boundary ran from the end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward.

Berean Study Bible
Their southern border started at the bay on the southern tip of the Salt Sea,

New American Standard Bible
Their south border was from the lower end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that turns to the south.

King James Bible
And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looketh southward:

Christian Standard Bible
Their southern border began at the tip of the Dead Sea on the south bay

Contemporary English Version
Judah's southern border started at the south end of the Dead Sea.

Good News Translation
This southern border ran from the south end of the Dead Sea,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their southern border began at the tip of the Dead Sea on the south bay

International Standard Version
then from the southern end of the Dead Sea, that is, from the bay that orients toward the Negev,

NET Bible
Their southern border started at the southern tip of the Salt Sea,

New Heart English Bible
Their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looks southward;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The southern border starts from the south end of the Dead Sea

JPS Tanakh 1917
And their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looked southward.

New American Standard 1977
And their south border was from the lower end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that turns to the south.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And their border on the side of the Negev was from the shore of the salt sea from the bay that looks toward the Negev;

King James 2000 Bible
And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that faces southward:

American King James Version
And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looks southward:

American Standard Version
And their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looketh southward;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And their borders were from the south as far as a part of the salt sea from the high country that extends southward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Its beginning was from the top of the most salt sea, and from the bay thereof, that looketh to the south.

Darby Bible Translation
And their southern border was from the end of the salt sea, from the tongue that turns southward;

English Revised Version
And their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looked southward:

Webster's Bible Translation
And their south border was from the shore of the salt-sea, from the bay that looketh southward:

World English Bible
Their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looks southward;

Young's Literal Translation
and to them the south border is at the extremity of the salt sea, from the bay which is looking southward;
Study Bible
Judah's Inheritance
1Now the allotment for the clans of the tribe of Judah extended to the border of Edom, to the Wilderness of Zin at the extreme southern boundary: 2Their southern border started at the bay on the southern tip of the Salt Sea, 3proceeded to the south of the Ascent of Akrabbim, continued on to Zin, went over to the south of Kadesh-barnea, ran past Hezron up to Addar, and curved toward Karka.…
Cross References
Joshua 15:1
Now the allotment for the clans of the tribe of Judah extended to the border of Edom, to the Wilderness of Zin at the extreme southern boundary:

Joshua 15:3
proceeded to the south of the Ascent of Akrabbim, continued on to Zin, went over to the south of Kadesh-barnea, ran past Hezron up to Addar, and curved toward Karka.

Treasury of Scripture

And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looks southward:

the salt sea

Joshua 3:16
That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.

Genesis 14:3
All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

Numbers 34:3
Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:

bay [heb] tongue

Isaiah 11:15
And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.







Lexicon
Their
לָהֶם֙ (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

southern
נֶ֔גֶב (ne·ḡeḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5045: South country, the Negeb, south

border
גְּב֣וּל (gə·ḇūl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

started
וַיְהִ֤י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

at the bay
הַלָּשֹׁ֖ן (hal·lā·šōn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue

on
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the southern
נֶֽגְבָּה׃ (neḡ·bāh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5045: South country, the Negeb, south

tip
מִקְצֵ֖ה (miq·ṣêh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7097: End, extremity

of the Salt Sea,
יָ֣ם (yām)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin
(2) Their south border.--The southern boundary of Judah is thus described by Conder (Bible Handbook, p. 257):--"The south boundary of Judah is described from east to west, and became afterwards that of Simeon (see Joshua 19:1). Although the points mentioned along the border are not all certainly known, there is no doubt that the great mountain wall which extends from the Dead Sea to the water-shed south of Rehoboth (Er-Ruheibeh) formed the natural and recognised boundary of Palestine, while the river of Egypt (Joshua 15:4) is generally supposed to be the present Wady-el'-Arish, the northern boundary between Syria and Egypt. The north branch of this valley ( Wady-el-Abiad) rises near 'Abdeh (Ebodah), south of Rehoboth, and thus carries on the boundary from the mountain rampart. A new identification of importance may be here mentioned, namely, Hezron (Joshua 15:3), the next point to Kadesh-barnea on the west side. Kadesh has been shown to lie probably in the neighbourhood of Wady-el-Yemen, and immediately west of that valley is the mountain called Hadireh, a name radically identical with Hezron."

Verse 2. - The shore of the salt sea. Literally, the extremity, i.e., the south extremity. From the bay. Literally, tongue (so margin). The LXX. translates by λοφία, ridge. The whole southern portion of the sea is cut off from the rest by a peninsula near Kerak, the ancient Kit of Moab. It is called the Lisan. Whoever was the writer of the Book of Joshua, these details prove him to have had an accurate acquaintance with the geography of Palestine. He was no priestly inventor of fables attached to the temple at Jerusalem. Canon Tristram gives a vivid description of the neighbourhood in his 'Land of Israel,' ch. 15. The ridge of Jebel Usdum - one large mass of rock salt - on the west of this "tongue" of water, the salt marsh of the Sebkha on the southwest, with its treeless waste - "not a plant or a leaf could be seen save just under the hills" - and its mirage like that of Sahara, the barren outline of the Lisan itself, to the eastward rising to an elevation of from five to six hundred feet, and the fertile oasis of the Ghor-es-Safieh at the southern extremity of the Dead Sea, give an unique character to this remarkable region. 15:1-12 Joshua allotted to Judah, Ephraim, and the half of Manasseh, their inheritances before they left Gilgal. Afterwards removing to Shiloh, another survey was made, and the other tribes had their portion assigned. In due time all God's people are settled.
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