Judges 1:36
New International Version
The boundary of the Amorites was from Scorpion Pass to Sela and beyond.

New Living Translation
The boundary of the Amorites ran from Scorpion Pass to Sela and continued upward from there.

English Standard Version
And the border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upward.

Berean Study Bible
And the border of the Amorites extended from the Ascent of Akrabbim to Sela and beyond.

King James Bible
And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

New King James Version
Now the boundary of the Amorites was from the Ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela, and upward.

New American Standard Bible
The border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upward.

NASB 1995
The border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upward.

NASB 1977
And the border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upward.

Amplified Bible
The border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela (rock) and upward.

Christian Standard Bible
The territory of the Amorites extended from the Scorpions’ Ascent, that is from Sela upward.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The territory of the Amorites extended from the Ascent of Akrabbim, that is from Sela upward.

American Standard Version
And the border of the Amorites was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the border of the Amorite was from the going up of Acrabin, from the rock and upwards.

Contemporary English Version
The old Amorite-Edomite border used to go from Sela through Scorpion Pass into the hill country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the border of the Amorrhite was from the ascent of the scorpion, the rock, and the higher places.

English Revised Version
And the border of the Amorites was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

Good News Translation
North of Sela, the Edomite border ran through Akrabbim Pass.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The territory of the Amorites extended from the Akrabbim Pass-from Selah northward.

International Standard Version
The Amorite border extended upward from the Akrabbim Ascent, that is, from Sela.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the border of the Amorites was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela, and upward.

Literal Standard Version
and the border of the Amorite [is] from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock and upward.

NET Bible
The border of Amorite territory ran from the Scorpion Ascent to Sela and on up.

New Heart English Bible
The border of the Amorites was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upward.

World English Bible
The border of the Amorites was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

Young's Literal Translation
and the border of the Amorite is from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock and upward.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Failure to Complete the Conquest
35And the Amorites were determined to dwell in Mount Heres, Aijalon, and Shaalbim. But when the house of Joseph grew in strength, they pressed the Amorites into forced labor. 36And the border of the Amorites extended from the Ascent of Akrabbim to Sela and beyond.

Cross References
Numbers 34:4
cross south of the Ascent of Akrabbim, continue to Zin, and go south of Kadesh-barnea. Then it will go on to Hazar-addar and proceed to Azmon,

Joshua 15:3
proceeded 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.

Judges 1:35
And the Amorites were determined to dwell in Mount Heres, Aijalon, and Shaalbim. But when the house of Joseph grew in strength, they pressed the Amorites into forced labor.


Treasury of Scripture

And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

from the going.

Numbers 34:4
And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon:

Joshua 15:2
And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looketh southward:









(36) The coast of the Amorites.--This notice is added to account for the obstinate resistance of the Amorites, by showing the extent of their domain, which reached far to the south of Petra. Hazezon Tamar, "the sanctuary of the palm," afterwards called Engedi, "the goat's fountain," belonged to them (Genesis 14:7; 2Chronicles 20:2; Tristram, Land of Israel, p. 784). Another opinion given is, that the verse is added to sum up the chapter, by showing that neither the northern, eastern, nor western boundaries were thoroughly secured, but only that of the southern tribes.

From the going up to Akrabbim.--The same as Maaleh Akrabbim (Joshua 15:3), and "the ascent of scorpions" (Numbers 34:4), probably the Wady-es-Zuweirah (De Saulcy, La Terre Sainte, i. 528), where scorpions abound to this day under every stone; or the Wady-es-Sufah. Robinson supposes it to be the line of rocks which crosses the Jordan valley at right angles, eleven miles south of the Dead Sea (Bibl. Res. Ii. 120). It is the Akrabattine of 1 Maccabees 5:3. It formed the southern boundary of the Holy Land, being a wall of cliffs which separates the Jordan valley from the wilderness.

From the rock.--From "Ras-Selah," i.e., from Petra, the famous capital of Idumea (2Kings 14:7; Isaiah 16:1; Obadiah 1:3). Keil and Delitzsch refer it to the well-known rock at Kadesh-Meribah (Numbers 20:8-10).

And upward.--It is uncertain whether this means "and beyond," i.e., their border extended even farther south; or, "and northwards," i.e., this was their extreme southern limit.

The history of the Twelve Tribes is nowhere separately drawn out in Scripture. The reader will find the character and career of each tribe graphically sketched in Dean Stanley's Sinai and Palestine, Judges 3-11; and more briefly in the Lectures on the Jewish Church, 1:261-281.

Verse 36. - The going up to Akrabbim. See Joshua 15:3, Maaleh-acrabbim. In Numbers 34:4 "the ascent of Akrabbim." The whole name, put into English, is "the ascent, or going up, of Scorpions," a mountain pass so called from the abundance of scorpions found in the whole region. The exact locality is uncertain, but it is thought to be the pass El-Safeh, immediately to the south of the Dead Sea. The neighbourhood to Mount Hor and Petra is indicated by its connection here with "the rock," in Hebrew has-selah, which is the distinctive name of the rocks or cliffs on which Petra is built, and the name of Petra (the rock) itself. Speaking roughly, a line drawn westward from El-Safeh to the Mediterranean Sea, near the "river of Egypt," formed the southern boundary, of Judah, and of the Amorites whom they displaced. The battle with the Amorites (Deuteronomy 1:44), in which the Israelites were discomfited and pursued, is thought to have been at El-Safeh.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
And the border
וּגְבוּל֙ (ū·ḡə·ḇūl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1366: A cord, a boundary, the territory inclosed

of the Amorites
הָאֱמֹרִ֔י (hā·’ĕ·mō·rî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 567: Amorites -- perhaps 'mountain dwellers', a Canaanite tribe

[extended] from the Ascent
מִֽמַּעֲלֵ֖ה (mim·ma·‘ă·lêh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew

of Akrabbim
עַקְרַבִּ֑ים (‘aq·rab·bîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4610: Akrabbim -- 'ascent of scorpions', a place on the southern border of Israel

to Sela
מֵהַסֶּ֖לַע (mê·has·se·la‘)
Preposition-m, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5553: A craggy rock

and beyond.
וָמָֽעְלָה׃ (wā·mā·‘ə·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top


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