Joshua 18:23
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Avvim, Parah, Ophrah,

King James Bible
And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,

Darby Bible Translation
and Avvim, and Parah, and Ophrah,

World English Bible
Avvim, Parah, Ophrah,

Young's Literal Translation
and Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now the cities - Some of these cities have been mentioned before, and described; of others we know nothing but the name.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ophrah Situated, according to Eusebius, five miles east of Bethel.

1 Samuel 13:17 And the spoilers came out of the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned to the way that leads to Ophrah...

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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
Deuteronomy 2:23
And as for the Avvites who lived in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorites coming out from Caphtor destroyed them and settled in their place.)

Joshua 18:22
Beth Arabah, Zemaraim, Bethel,

Joshua 18:24
Kephar Ammoni, Ophni and Geba--twelve towns and their villages.

1 Samuel 13:17
Raiding parties went out from the Philistine camp in three detachments. One turned toward Ophrah in the vicinity of Shual,

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