New International Version
Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran as fortified cities, and built pens for their flocks.
King James Bible
And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.
Darby Bible Translation
and Beth-Nimrah, and Beth-haran, strong cities, and sheepfolds.
World English Bible
and Beth Nimrah, and Beth Haran: fortified cities, and folds for sheep.
Young's Literal Translation
and Beth-Nimrah, and Beth-Haran, cities of defence, and sheepfolds.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The children of Gad built - Aroer - This was situated on the river Arnon, Deuteronomy 2:36; 2 Kings 10:33. It was formerly inhabited by the Emim, a warlike and perhaps gigantic people. They were expelled by the Moabites; the Moabites by the Amorites; and the Amorites by the Israelites. The Gadites then possessed it till the captivity of their tribe, with that of Reuben and the half of the tribe of Manasseh, by the Assyrians, 2 Kings 15:29, after which the Moabites appear to have repossessed it, as they seem to have occupied it in the days of Jeremiah, Jeremiah 48:15-20.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Beth-nimrah. Probably the same as Nimrim in
, and the Bethnabris mentioned by Eusebius, five miles north from Livias. Burckhardt says, that 'in the valley of the Jordan, south of Abou Obeida, are the ruins of Nemrim, probably the Beth-nimrah of the Scriptures.'
Nimrah. Fenced cities
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called, rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon--
Atroth Shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah,
And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
and in the valley, Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, Sukkoth and Zaphon with the rest of the realm of Sihon king of Heshbon (the east side of the Jordan, the territory up to the end of the Sea of Galilee).
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