1 Chronicles 6:58
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Hilen, Debir,

King James Bible
And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,

Darby Bible Translation
and Hilen and its suburbs, Debir and its suburbs,

World English Bible
and Hilen with its suburbs, Debir with its suburbs,

Young's Literal Translation
and Hilen and its suburbs, Debir and its suburbs,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Theirs was the lot - All the tribes and families obtained their respective inheritances by lot, but to the sons of Aaron was the first lot; and so the Syriac and Arabic have understood this place. The first lot, says Jarchi, fell to Judah, that they might give to the priests and the Levites the cities marked below. See an account of the possessions of the priests and Levites, Joshua 20:1-9, 21.

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Hilen. i.e., fortress or, Holon.

Joshua 15:51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages:

Joshua 21:15 And Holon with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs,

This variation simply arises from the introduction of a {yood}, and a change of the vowel points.


Joshua 10:3,38 Why Adonizedec king of Jerusalem, sent to Hoham king of Hebron, and to Piram king of Jarmuth, and to Japhia king of Lachish...

Joshua 12:13 The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;

Joshua 15:49 And Dannah, and Kirjathsannah, which is Debir,

David's Choristers
'They stood in their office, according to their order.'--1 CHRON. vi. 32 (R.V. margin). This brief note is buried in the catalogue of the singers appointed by David for 'the service of song in the house of the Lord.' The waves of their choral praise have long ages since ceased to eddy round the 'tabernacle of the tent of meeting,' and all that is left of their melodious companies is a dry list of names, in spite of which the dead owners of them are nameless. But the chronicler's description of them
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Joshua 10:38
Then Joshua and all Israel with him turned around and attacked Debir.

1 Chronicles 6:57
So the descendants of Aaron were given Hebron (a city of refuge), and Libnah, Jattir, Eshtemoa,

1 Chronicles 6:59
Ashan, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands.

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