Joshua 18:13
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New International Version
From there it crossed to the south slope of Luz (that is, Bethel) and went down to Ataroth Addar on the hill south of Lower Beth Horon.

King James Bible
And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which is Bethel, southward; and the border descended to Atarothadar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the nether Bethhoron.

Darby Bible Translation
and the border passed on from thence toward Luz, to the south side of Luz, which is Bethel: and the border went down to Ataroth-Addar, near the hill that is on the south of the lower Beth-horon.

World English Bible
The border passed along from there to Luz, to the side of Luz (the same is Bethel), southward. The border went down to Ataroth Addar, by the mountain that lies on the south of Beth Horon the lower.

Young's Literal Translation
and the border hath gone over thence to Luz, unto the side of Luz (it is Beth-El) southward, and the border hath gone down to Atroth-Addar, by the hill that is on the south of the lower Beth-Horon;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The wilderness of Beth-aven - This was the same as Beth-el; but this name was not given to it till Jeroboam had fixed one of his golden calves there. Its first name signifies the house of God; its second, the house of iniquity.

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side of Luz

Joshua 16:2 And goes out from Bethel to Luz, and passes along to the borders of Archi to Ataroth,

Genesis 28:19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

Judges 1:22-26 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel: and the LORD was with them...

Beth-horon

Joshua 10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron...

Joshua 16:3 And goes down westward to the coast of Japhleti, to the coast of Bethhoron the nether, and to Gezer...

Joshua 21:22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs; four cities.

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The Northern Coast of Judea. Beth-Horon.
This coast is marked out Joshua 18:12; where, at verse 14, are very many versions to be corrected, which render the sea; such are, the Syriac, the Seventy, the Vulgar, the Italian, ours, &c.: whence ariseth a sense of insuperable difficulty to a chorographical eye: when it should, indeed, be rendered of the west, as the Chaldee, Arabic, R. Solomon, &c. rightly do. We read of a double Beth-horon in the Old Testament, but one only under the second Temple... At that place that great Canaanitish army
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Retiring Before the Sanhedrin's Decree.
(Jerusalem and Ephraim in Judæa.) ^D John XI. 47-54. ^d 47 The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council [called a meeting of the Sanhedrin], and said, What do we? [Thus they reproach one another for having done nothing in a present and urgent crisis. As two of their number (Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathæa) were afterwards in communications with Christians, it was easy for the disciples to find out what occurred on this notable occasion.] for this man doeth many signs.
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Genesis 28:19
He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.

Joshua 16:2
It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz), crossed over to the territory of the Arkites in Ataroth,

Joshua 16:3
descended westward to the territory of the Japhletites as far as the region of Lower Beth Horon and on to Gezer, ending at the Mediterranean Sea.

Joshua 16:5
This was the territory of Ephraim, according to its clans: The boundary of their inheritance went from Ataroth Addar in the east to Upper Beth Horon

Joshua 18:14
From the hill facing Beth Horon on the south the boundary turned south along the western side and came out at Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim), a town of the people of Judah. This was the western side.

Judges 1:23
When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz),

1 Samuel 13:18
another toward Beth Horon, and the third toward the borderland overlooking the Valley of Zeboyim facing the wilderness.

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