Joshua 13:18

And Jahaza, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,

And Jahazah,.... Called Jahaz, Numbers 21:23, where the battle was fought between Sihon and Israel:

and Kedemoth; near to which was a wilderness, which took its name from it, from whence Moses sent messengers with words of peace to Sihon, Deuteronomy 2:26;

and Mephaath; thought to be the Maipha of Ptolemy {f}; here Jerom says {g}, in his time was a garrison of Roman soldiers, because of the desert that was near. It was a city, with its suburbs, given to the Levites, as were the two preceding, Joshua 21:36; Adrichomius {h} takes it to be the same with Malle, which, Josephus says, {i} was called the city of the strangers.

{f} Geograph. l. 6. c. 7.
{g} De loc Heb. fol. 93. D.
{h} Theatrum Ter. Sanct. p. 179.
{i} Antiqu. l. 12. c. 8. sect. 3.