I. In the place, noted in the margin, discourse is had of the legitimate mothers of the priests: among other things it is said, that no further inquiry be made, |If his father be enrolled in the catalogue of Jeshanah of Tsippor.| The Gloss is, |There was a neighbour city to Tsippor, whose name was Jeshanah; and it was customary to enroll them who were fit to judge,| &c. So that this 'Jeshanah' seems to be so near to Tsippor, that the records of Tsippor were laid up there.
II. |Towns fortified from the days of Joshua: Old Ketsarah, which belongs to Tsippor; and Chakrah, which belongs to Gush; Calab; and Jodapath the old [Jotopata]; and Gamala,| &c. The Gloss is, |Ketsarah is the name of a little city without Tsippor.| Perhaps that which we cited above relates to this, |The sons of Ketzirah (or the harvest), of Tsippor.|
III. |Sometime a fire happened in the court of Josi Ben Simai in Shihin, and the inhabitants of Ketsarah, which belongs to Tsippor, came down to quench it; but he permitted them not, saying, 'Let the exactor exact his debt.' Presently a cloud gathered together above the fire; and rains fell, and put it out. The sabbath being finished, he sent money to every one of them.|
Josephus mentions also Garisimes, distant twenty furlongs from Tsippor.
In like manner, |Asamon, a mountain in the middle of Galilee, which lies over against Tsippor.|