The Meaning of Joshua 21:24 Explained

Joshua 21:24

KJV: Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her suburbs; four cities.

YLT: Aijalon and its suburbs, Gath-Rimmon and its suburbs -- four cities.

Darby: Ajalon and its suburbs, Gath-Rimmon and its suburbs: four cities;

ASV: Aijalon with its suburbs, Gath-rimmon with its suburbs; four cities.

What does Joshua 21:24 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Joshua 21

1  Forty-eight cities given by lot, out of the other tribes unto the Levites
43  God gives the land, and rest unto the Israelites, according to his promise

What do the individual words in Joshua 21:24 mean?

- Aijalon and with its common-land - [and] Gath Rimmon its common-land cities four -
אֶת־ אַיָּלוֹן֙ וְאֶת־ מִגְרָשֶׁ֔הָ גַּת־ רִמּ֖וֹן מִגְרָשֶׁ֑הָ עָרִ֖ים אַרְבַּֽע ס

אֶת־  - 
Parse: Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
אַיָּלוֹן֙  Aijalon 
Parse: Proper Noun, feminine singular
Root: אַיָּלֹון  
Sense: Levitical city in Dan, 4 miles or 25 km NW of Jerusalem, later ruled by the Amorites, then the Benjamites of Judah, then by the Philistines.
וְאֶת־  and  with 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
מִגְרָשֶׁ֔הָ  its  common-land 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural construct, third person feminine singular
Root: מִגְרָשׁ 
Sense: common, common land, open land, suburb.
גַּת־  - 
Parse:
רִמּ֖וֹן  [and]  Gath  Rimmon 
Parse: Proper Noun, feminine singular
Root: גַּת־רִמֹּון  
Sense: a city given out of the tribe of Dan to the Levites, situated on the plain of Philistia, apparently not far from Joppa.
מִגְרָשֶׁ֑הָ  its  common-land 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural construct, third person feminine singular
Root: מִגְרָשׁ 
Sense: common, common land, open land, suburb.
עָרִ֖ים  cities 
Parse: Noun, feminine plural
Root: עִיר 
Sense: excitement, anguish.
אַרְבַּֽע  four 
Parse: Number, feminine singular
Root: אַרְבַּע  
Sense: four.
ס  - 
Parse: Punctuation

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