The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJoshua 19:46
And Mejarkon, and Rakkon…
Of the two first of these we
read no where else.
with the border before Japho;
Japho is the same with Joppa, now called
at this day Jaffa, a port in the Mediterranean sea, famous for being
the place where Jonah took shipping, (See Gill on 1:3); and where
the Apostle Peter resided some time, (See Gill on 9:36); and
(See Gill on 9:38). It is not certain whether Joppa itself was in
the tribe of Dan, or only on the borders of it; the coast of Dan
reached "over against" it, as it may be rendered, and included the
villages and little cities that were near it; for such there were, as
Josephus F2 testifies.
F2 De Bello Jud. l. 3. c. 8. sect. 4.