And the lot of the children of Joseph fell from the Jordan by Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goes up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel.
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George Leo Haydock
Joseph. The double portion is given to him, as Ruben forfeited his birth-right. (Chaldean) (Worthington)
Waters; or the celebrated fountain, which renders the territory so fruitful, and which was made sweet, by Eliseus casting salt into it, 4 Kings ii. 19.
Wilderness of Bet haven, chap. xviii. 12., and viii. 14. (Calmet)
Which, is not to be referred to wilderness, but to the word lot. (Masius; Menochius)