New American Standard Bible
However, Israel did not burn any cities that stood on their mounds, except Hazor alone, which Joshua burned.
King James Bible
But as for the cities that stood still in their strength, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.
Darby Bible Translation
Only, all the cities that stood still upon their hills Israel did not burn, save Hazor alone, which Joshua burned.
World English Bible
But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, except Hazor only. Joshua burned that.
Young's Literal Translation
Only, all the cities which are standing by their hill, Israel hath not burned them, save Hazor only, it hath Joshua burnt;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Render: "But the cities standing each on its own hill" (compare Jeremiah 30:18). The meaning is simply that, with the exception of Hazor, Joshua did not burn the cities, but left them standing, each on its former site. This site is spoken of as a hill, because such was the ordinary site chosen for cities in Canaan (compare Matthew 5:14).
LibraryThe First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4
Joshua captured all the cities of these kings, and all their kings, and he struck them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed them; just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded.
All the spoil of these cities and the cattle, the sons of Israel took as their plunder; but they struck every man with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them. They left no one who breathed.
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