According to the word of the LORD they gave him the city for which he asked, even Timnathserah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt therein.
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George Leo Haydock
Lord, by the mouth of Eleazar. Josue was content with one of the most barren parts of the country. He waits till all are provided for, shewing throughout his life a pattern of moderation and disinterestedness, which render him worthy to be considered as a figure of Jesus Christ, who reduced himself to the lowest state of abjection for our sakes. (Calmet) See chap. xiv. 6. (Menochius)
Ephraim. It was before called Gaas; and the city, which Josue enlarged, lay on the north side of it, chap. xxiv. 30., and Judges ii. 9.