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Deuteronomy 34:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and the South, and the Plain of the valley of Jericho the city of palm-trees, unto Zoar.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and the Negev and the plain in the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm-trees, to Zoar.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm-trees, to Zoar.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and the South,—and the circuit of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the south, and the circuit of the valley of Jericho, the city of palms, unto Zoar.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the south part, and the breadth of the plain of Jericho the city of palm trees as far as Segor.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the South, and the plaine of the valley of Iericho, the citie of palme trees vnto Zoar.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and the wilderness, and the country round about Jericho, the city of palm-trees, to Zoar{gr.Segor}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the south, and the plain of the valley of Yericho, the city of palm trees, unto Tzoar.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the south, 5045
{5045} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be parched; the south (from its drought); specifically the negeb or southern district of Judah, occasionally, Egypt (as south to Palestine).
and the plain 3603
{3603} Prime
From H3769; a circle, that is, (by implication) a circumjacent tract or region, especially the Ghor or valley of the Jordan; also a (round) loaf; also a talent (or large (round) coin).
of the valley 1237
{1237} Prime
From H1234; properly a split, that is, a wide level valley between mountains.
of Yr יְרִיחוֹ, 3405
{3405} Prime
Perhaps from H3394; its month; or else from H7306; fragrant; Jericho or Jerecho, a place in Palestine.
the city 5892
{5892} Prime
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
of palm trees, 8558
{8558} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be erect; a palm tree.
<8677> Grammar
Synonym Strong's Number

Sometimes, a word or phrase has individual Strong's numbers assigned to it and it has an additional Strong's number for the entire phrase.
[5899] Standard
עִיר הַתְּמָרִים
`Iyr hat-T@mariym
{eer hat-tem-aw-reem'}
From H5892 and the plural of H8558 with the article interposed; city of the palmtrees; Ir-hat-Temarim, a place in Palestine.
unto x5704
(5704) Complement
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
X`ar צֹעַר. 6820
{6820} Prime
From H6819; little; Tsoar, a place East of the Jordan.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 34:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Deuteronomy 34:3

The south — The south quarter of the land of Judah, which is towards the salt sea, the city of palm — trees — Jericho, so called from the multitude of palm — trees, which were in those parts, as Josephus and Strabo write. From whence and the balm there growing it was called Jericho, which signifies, odoriferous or sweet smelling.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the city of palm:

Judges 1:16 And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which [lieth] in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.
Judges 3:13 And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees.
2 Chronicles 28:15 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.


Genesis 14:2 [That these] made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
Genesis 14:8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same [is] Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
Genesis 19:22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Numbers 34:3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:
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