Joshua 12:23
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New International Version
the king of Dor (in Naphoth Dor) one the king of Goyim in Gilgal one

King James Bible
The king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king of the nations of Gilgal, one;

Darby Bible Translation
the king of Dor in the upland of Dor, one; the king of Goim, at Gilgal, one;

World English Bible
the king of Dor in the height of Dor, one; the king of Goiim in Gilgal, one;

Young's Literal Translation
The king of Dor, at the elevation of Dor, one; The king of the Goyim of Gilgal, one;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The king of Dor - The city of this name fell to the lot of the children of Manasseh, Joshua 17:11. Bochart observes that it was one of the oldest royal cities in Phoenicia. The Canaanites held it, Judges 1:27. Antiochus Sydetes besieged it in aftertimes, but could not make himself master of it. See Bochart, Canaan, lib. i., c. 28, and Dodd.

The king of the nations of Gilgal - This is supposed to mean the higher Galilee, surnamed Galilee of the Gentiles or, nations, as the Hebrew word גוים goyim means. On this ground it should be read king of Galilee of the nations. Others suppose it is the same country with that of which Tidal was king, see Genesis 14:1. The place is very uncertain, and commentators have rendered it more so by their conjectures.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Joshua 11:2 And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth, and in the valley...

Joshua 17:11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns...

the nations

Genesis 14:1,2 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam...

Isaiah 9:1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation...


Joshua 4:19 And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho.

Joshua 5:9,10 And the LORD said to Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you...

Gilgal, in Deuteronomy 11:30 what the Place Was.
That which is said by Moses, that "Gerizim and Ebal were over-against Gilgal," Deuteronomy 11:30, is so obscure, that it is rendered into contrary significations by interpreters. Some take it in that sense, as if it were near to Gilgal: some far off from Gilgal: the Targumists read, "before Gilgal": while, as I think, they do not touch the difficulty; which lies not so much in the signification of the word Mul, as in the ambiguity of the word Gilgal. These do all seem to understand that Gilgal which
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Genesis 14:1
At the time when Amraphel was king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goyim,

Joshua 11:2
and to the northern kings who were in the mountains, in the Arabah south of Kinnereth, in the western foothills and in Naphoth Dor on the west;

Joshua 17:11
Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh also had Beth Shan, Ibleam and the people of Dor, Endor, Taanach and Megiddo, together with their surrounding settlements (the third in the list is Naphoth).

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