So Joshua struck all the country of the hills, and of the South, and of the lowland, and of the slopes, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded.
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George Leo Haydock
Hills of Judea.
South of the promised land.
Plain. Hebrew, Sephela, a flat country near Eleuthero polis. (St. Jerome in Abd. i. 19; 1 Machabees xii. 38.)
Asedoth, "of the springs. "
Remains. God ordered these people to be utterly destroyed, in punishment of their manifold abominations; and that they might not draw the Israelites into the like sins. (Challoner)