The Meaning of Judges 1:36 Explained

Judges 1:36

KJV: And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

YLT: and the border of the Amorite is from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock and upward.

Darby: And the border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrab'bim, from Sela and upward.

ASV: And the border of the Amorites was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

What does Judges 1:36 Mean?

Context Summary

Judges 1:16-36 - Flagging In Their Great Task
The conquest of Canaan was very partial. Israel dwelled among the ancient inhabitants of the land, much as the Normans did among the Anglo-Saxons, whom they found in England; and the mixture of the two peoples was the beginning of moral degeneracy and decline in the chosen race. Wherever there was the old-time faith in God, as in the case of Caleb, the land was cleared of the Canaanite; but where God was out, the Canaanite was in.
So it is in the life of the soul. It is intended that the whole should be yielded to Christ, that no evil passion should reign, that no besetting sin should enthrall. But how often Christian people give up the fight! They say that the old Adam is too strong for them, and settle down to a joint-occupation. Let us not yield to reasoning like this! The Lion of Judah can break every chain. By faith in Him we can be more than conquerors! The Holy Spirit strives with the flesh, so that we may not do as otherwise we would. Only give Him the right of way! Sin shall not reign in your mortal body! [source]

Chapter Summary: Judges 1

1  The acts of Judah and Simeon
4  Adonibezek justly requited
8  Jerusalem taken
10  Hebron taken
11  Othniel has Achsah to wife for taking of Debir
16  The Kenites dwell in Judah
17  Hormah, Gaza, Askelon, and Ekron taken
21  The acts of Benjamin
22  Of the house of Joseph, who take Bethel
30  Of Zebulun
31  Of Asher
33  Of Naphtali
34  Of Dan

What do the individual words in Judges 1:36 mean?

And the boundary of the Amorites [was] from the Ascent of Akrabbim from Sela and upward -
וּגְבוּל֙ הָאֱמֹרִ֔י מִֽמַּעֲלֵ֖ה עַקְרַבִּ֑ים מֵהַסֶּ֖לַע וָמָֽעְלָה פ

וּגְבוּל֙  And  the  boundary 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: גְּבוּל  
Sense: border, territory.
הָאֱמֹרִ֔י  of  the  Amorites 
Parse: Article, Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: אֱמֹרִי  
Sense: one of the peoples of east Canaan and beyond the Jordan, dispossessed by the Israelite incursion from Egypt.
מִֽמַּעֲלֵ֖ה  [was]  from  the  Ascent 
Parse: Preposition-m, Noun, masculine singular construct
עַקְרַבִּ֑ים  of  Akrabbim 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural
Root: מַעֲלֶה 
Sense: a pass on the southern border of Palestine.
מֵהַסֶּ֖לַע  from  Sela 
Parse: Preposition-m, Article, Proper Noun, feminine singular
Root: סֶלַע  
Sense: crag, cliff, rock.
וָמָֽעְלָה  and  upward 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Adverb, third person feminine singular
Root: מַעַל 
Sense: higher part, upper part adv.
פ  - 
Parse: Punctuation

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