Joshua 14:1 — 16:10
14 Now this is what the sons of Israel took as a hereditary possession in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the sons of Israel caused them to inherit. 2 Their inheritance was by lot, just as Jehovah had commanded by means of Moses for the nine tribes and the half tribe. 3 For Moses had given the inheritance of the two other tribes and the other half tribe on the other side of the Jordan; and to the Levites he did not give an inheritance in their midst. 4 For the sons of Joseph had become two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim; and they had not given a share in the land to the Levites, except cities to dwell in and their pasture grounds for their livestock and their property. 5 Just as Jehovah had commanded Moses, so the sons of Israel did; and they proceeded to apportion the land.
6 Then the sons of Judah approached Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: “You yourself well know the word that Jehovah spoke to Moses the man of the [true] God with regard to me and with regard to you at Kadesh-barnea. 7 Forty years old I was when Moses the servant of Jehovah sent me out of Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land, and I came bringing him back word just as it was in my heart. 8 And my brothers who went up with me caused the heart of the people to melt; but as for me, I followed Jehovah my God fully. 9 Consequently Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘The land upon which your foot has trod will become yours and your sons’ as an inheritance to time indefinite, because you have followed Jehovah my God fully.’ 10 And now here Jehovah has preserved me alive, just as he promised, these forty-five years since Jehovah made this promise to Moses when Israel walked in the wilderness, and now here I am today eighty-five years old. 11 Yet I am today as strong as on the day of Moses’ sending me out. As my power was then, so my power is now for the war, both to go out and to come in. 12 And now do give me this mountainous region that Jehovah promised on that day, for you yourself heard on that day that there were Anakim there and great fortified cities. Likely Jehovah will be with me, and I shall certainly dispossess them, just as Jehovah promised.”
that Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an
is why Hebron has come to belong to Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite
as an inheritance down to this day, for the reason that he followed Jehovah the
God of Israel fully.
name of Hebron before that was Kiriath-arba ([said Arba was] the great man
among the Anakim). And the land had no disturbance from war.
15 And the lot of the tribe of the sons of Judah by their families came to be to the boundary of Edom, the wilderness of Zin, to the Negeb at its southern end. 2 And their southern boundary came to be from the extremity of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward. 3 And it went out southward to the ascent of Akrabbim and passed over to Zin and went up from the south to Kadesh-barnea and passed over to Hezron and went up to Addar and went around to Karka. 4 And it passed on to Azmon and went out to the torrent valley of Egypt; and the boundary’s termination proved to be at the sea. This came to be their southern boundary.
5 And the eastern boundary was the Salt Sea up to the end of the Jordan, and the boundary at the northern corner was at the bay of the sea, at the end of the Jordan. 6 And the boundary went up to Beth-hoglah and passed over at the north of Beth-arabah, and the boundary went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben. 7 And the boundary went up to Debir at the low plain of Achor and turning northward to Gilgal, which is in front of the ascent of Adummim, which is south of the torrent valley; and the boundary passed over to the waters of En-shemesh, and its termination proved to be En-rogel. 8 And the boundary went up to the valley of the son of Hinnom to the slope of the Jebusite at the south, that is to say, Jerusalem; and the boundary went up to the top of the mountain that faces the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the extremity of the low plain of Rephaim to the north. 9 And the boundary was marked out from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of Mount Ephron; and the boundary was marked out to Baalah, that is to say, Kiriath-jearim. 10 And the boundary went around from Baalah westward to Mount Seir and passed over to the slope of Mount Jearim at the north, that is to say, Chesalon; and it went down to Beth-shemesh and passed over to Timnah. 11 And the boundary went out to the slope of Ekron to the north, and the boundary was marked out to Shikkeron and passed over to Mount Baalah and went out to Jabneel; and the boundary’s termination proved to be at the sea.
the western boundary was at the Great Sea and its shoreland. This was the
boundary all around, of the sons of Judah by their families.
13 And to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a share in the midst of the sons of Judah at the order of Jehovah to Joshua, namely, Kiriath-arba ([said Arba being] the father of Anak), that is to say, Hebron. 14 So Caleb drove away from there the three sons of Anak, namely, Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, those born of Anak. 15 Then he went up from there to the inhabitants of Debir. (Now the name of Debir before that was Kiriath-sepher.) 16 And Caleb proceeded to say: “Whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and does capture it, I shall certainly give him Achsah my daughter as a wife.” 17 At that Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, captured it. Accordingly he gave him Achsah his daughter as a wife. 18 And it came about that when she was going home, she kept inciting him to ask a field from her father. Then she clapped her hands while upon the ass. At this Caleb said to her: “What do you want?” 19 So she said: “Do give me a blessing, for it is a piece of land to the south you have given me, and you must give me Gulloth-maim.” Accordingly he gave her Upper Gulloth and Lower Gulloth.
20 This was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah by their families.
21 And the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the boundary of Edom in the south came to be Kabzeel and Eder and Jagur, 22 and Kinah and Dimonah and Adadah, 23 and Kedesh and Hazor and Ithnan, 24 Ziph and Telem and Bealoth, 25 and Hazor-hadattah and Kerioth-hezron, that is to say, Hazor, 26 Amam and Shema and Moladah, 27 and Hazar-gaddah and Heshmon and Beth-pelet, 28 and Hazar-shual and Beer-sheba and Biziothiah, 29 Baalah and Iim and Ezem, 30 and Eltolad and Chesil and Hormah, 31 and Ziklag and Madmannah and Sansannah, 32 and Lebaoth and Shilhim and Ain and Rimmon; all the cities being twenty-nine, together with their settlements.
the Shephelah there were Eshtaol and Zorah and Ashnah,
Zanoah and En-gannim, Tappuah and Enam,
and Adullam, Socoh and Azekah,
Shaaraim and Adithaim and Gederah and Gederothaim; fourteen cities
and their settlements.
37 Zenan and Hadashah and Migdal-gad, 38 and Dilean and Mizpeh and Joktheel, 39 Lachish and Bozkath and Eglon, 40 and Cabbon and Lahmam and Chitlish, 41 and Gederoth, Beth-dagon and Naamah and Makkedah; sixteen cities and their settlements.
42 Libnah and Ether and Ashan, 43 and Iphtah and Ashnah and Nezib, 44 and Keilah and Achzib and Mareshah; nine cities and their settlements.
45 Ekron and its dependent towns and its settlements. 46 From Ekron westward all that is alongside Ashdod and their settlements.
47 Ashdod, its dependent towns and its settlements; Gaza, its dependent towns and its settlements, down to the torrent valley of Egypt, and the Great Sea and the adjacent region.
48 And in the mountainous region Shamir and Jattir and Socoh, 49 and Dannah and Kiriath-sannah, that is to say, Debir, 50 and Anab and Eshtemoh and Anim, 51 and Goshen and Holon and Giloh; eleven cities and their settlements.
52 Arab and Dumah and Eshan, 53 and Janim and Beth-tappuah and Aphekah, 54 and Humtah and Kiriath-arba, that is to say, Hebron, and Zior; nine cities and their settlements.
55 Maon, Carmel and Ziph and Juttah, 56 and Jezreel and Jokdeam and Zanoah, 57 Kain, Gibeah and Timnah; ten cities and their settlements.
58 Halhul, Beth-zur and Gedor, 59 and Maarath and Beth-anoth and Eltekon; six cities and their settlements.
60 Kiriath-baal, that is to say, Kiriath-jearim, and Rabbah; two cities and their settlements.
61 In the wilderness Beth-arabah, Middin and Secacah, 62 and Nibshan and the City of Salt and En-gedi; six cities and their settlements.
for the Jebusites who were dwelling in Jerusalem, the sons of Judah were not
able to drive them away; and the Jebusites continue dwelling with the sons of
Judah in Jerusalem down to this day.
16 And the lot came out for the sons of Joseph from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho eastward, the wilderness going up from Jericho into the mountainous region of Bethel. 2 And it went out from Bethel belonging to Luz and passed over to the boundary of the Archites at Ataroth, 3 and it went down westward to the boundary of the Japhletites as far as the boundary of Lower Beth-horon and Gezer, and its termination proved to be at the sea.
4 And the sons of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, proceeded to take possession of land. 5 And the boundary of the sons of Ephraim by their families came to be, yes, the boundary of their inheritance toward the east came to be Ataroth-addar, as far as Upper Beth-horon; 6 and the boundary went out to the sea. Michmethath was on the north, and the boundary went around eastward to Taanath-shiloh, and passed over eastward to Janoah. 7 And it went down from Janoah to Ataroth and Naarah and reached to Jericho and went out to the Jordan. 8 From Tappuah the boundary moved on westward to the torrent valley of Kanah, and its termination proved to be at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim by their families. 9 And the sons of Ephraim had enclave cities in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Manasseh, all the cities and their settlements.
10 And they did not drive away the Canaanites who were dwelling in Gezer, and the Canaanites continue dwelling in among Ephraim down to this day and came to be subject to slavish forced labor.