Joshua 16:2
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New American Standard Bible
It went from Bethel to Luz, and continued to the border of the Archites at Ataroth.

King James Bible
And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth,

Darby Bible Translation
And the border went from Bethel to Luz, and passed to the border of the Archites to Ataroth,

World English Bible
It went out from Bethel to Luz, and passed along to the border of the Archites to Ataroth;

Young's Literal Translation
and hath gone out from Beth-El to Luz, and passed over unto the border of Archi to Ataroth,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Of Archi - (Read "of the Archite," also a designation of David's friend Hushai (2 Samuel 15:32; 2 Samuel 16:16, etc.). The word is derived from Erech Genesis 10:10. But whether there was in the neighborhood of Bethel a place bearing this Babylonian name, or whether a colony from the East had settled in this spot and brought the name with them, is unknown.

Ataroth - Called Joshua 16:5; Joshua 18:13 Ataroth-adar ( equals "crowns of fame or greatness") perhaps to distinguish it from two other places bearing the same name but, situated on the other side of Jordan, in the territory of Gad Numbers 32:34. It is identified with Atara, near the road from Jerusalem to Nablous.

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Joshua
The book of Joshua is the natural complement of the Pentateuch. Moses is dead, but the people are on the verge of the promised land, and the story of early Israel would be incomplete, did it not record the conquest of that land and her establishment upon it. The divine purpose moves restlessly on, until it is accomplished; so "after the death of Moses, Jehovah spake to Joshua," i. 1. The book falls naturally into three divisions: (a) the conquest of Canaan (i.-xii.), (b) the settlement of the
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Joshua 18:13
From there the border continued to Luz, to the side of Luz (that is, Bethel) southward; and the border went down to Ataroth-addar, near the hill which lies on the south of lower Beth-horon.

2 Samuel 15:32
It happened as David was coming to the summit, where God was worshiped, that behold, Hushai the Archite met him with his coat torn and dust on his head.

1 Chronicles 7:28
Their possessions and settlements were Bethel with its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer with its towns, and Shechem with its towns as far as Ayyah with its towns,

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