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Canaanite Period: Division of the Land into Tribes

Joshua 15:1-8

(Joshua 15:1-8)  The lot for the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families was: up to the border of Edom, the Wilderness of Zin southward, at the southernmost edge.  Their southern border was from the edge of the Dead Sea from the tip that faces south.  It went out to the south of Maaleh-akrabbim, passed to Zin, ascended to the south of Kadesh-barnea, passed Hezron, ascended toward Addar, and circled Karka.  It passed to Azmon and went out to the Brook of Egypt; the border’s outlets were the Sea.  This shall be you southern border.  The eastern border was from the Salt Sea to the end of the Jordan.  The border on the northern side stretched from the tip of the Sea at the end of the Jordan river; the border ascended to Beth-haglah and passed to the north of Beth-haarabah; the border ascended to the Stone of Bohan son of Reuben.  The border ascended toward Debir form the Valley of Achor and northward facing Gilgal which is opposite Maaleh-adumim, which is south of the valley.  The border passed to the waters of En-shemesh and its outlets were into En-rogel.  The border ascended by the Valley of Son of Hinnom to the southern shoulder of the Jebusite, which is Jerusalem.  The border ascended to the top of the mountain that faces the Valley of Hinnom on the west, which is at the northern edge of the Valley of Rephaim.

(Joshua 18:11-16)  The lottery for the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up, according to their families; the boundary of their lot went out between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.  Their northern border was from the Jordan, and it ascended to the flank of Jericho on the north and ascended the mountain to the west; its outlets were to the wilderness if Beth-aven.  From there the border passed toward Luz, to the southern flank of Luz which is Beth-el; and the border descended to Atroth-addar, to the mountain that is south of Lower Beth-horon.  The border curved and circled around the western side, going southward from the mountain that faces Beth-horon on the south.  Its outlets were toward Kiriath-baal which is Kiriath-jearim, a city of the children of Judah.  This was the western side.  The southern side [was] from the edge of Kiriath-jearim; and the border went out from the west and went out to the spring of the Water of Nephtoah.  The border descended to the edge of the mountain that faces the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, which is north of the Valley of Refaim, and descended to the Valley of Hinnom to the southern flank of the Jebusite, and descended to En-rogel.

 

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