S. Friedeberg, Joshua: An Annotated Hebrew Text (London: William Heinemann, 1913), p. 39, where his translation “on the surface of the wall” is referring to “the custom of building houses on the walls of the city,” a custom which “still obtains in the East”; J. Maxwell Miller and Gene M. Tucker, The Book of Joshua (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1974), translate beqîr haḥômāh as “on an angle of the wall” (p. 26); whilst Richard D. Nelson, Joshua: A Commentary (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1997), chooses to translate this phrase as “on the face of the wall” (p. 37).