Judges 1:36 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Judges 1:36, NIV: The boundary of the Amorites was from Scorpion Pass to Sela and beyond.

Judges 1:36, ESV: And the border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upward.

Judges 1:36, KJV: And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

Judges 1:36, NASB: The border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upward.

Judges 1:36, NLT: The boundary of the Amorites ran from Scorpion Pass to Sela and continued upward from there.

Judges 1:36, CSB: The territory of the Amorites extended from the Scorpions' Ascent, that is from Sela upward.

What does Judges 1:36 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Judges chapter 1 ends with a detail about the group identified as the Amorites in southern Israel. It's possible that the names "Amorite" and "Canaanite" were used generically for the general population at this time (Joshua 24:15).

The tribe of Dan had been unable to take the plains from the Amorites in their territory, though Ephraim had been able to enslave at least some of the Amorite population eventually (Judges 1:34–35). This verse adds that the Amorite territory may have started as far south as the southwestern edge of the Sea of Galilee, where the "ascent of Akrabbim" is thought to have been located. The border ran to a now unknown location called Sela.