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Joshua 18 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Rest of the Land Divided ©

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:1 - Then the whole congregation of the people of Israel assembled at Shiloh, and set up the tent of meeting there; the land lay subdued before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:2 - There remained among the people of Israel seven tribes whose inheritance had not yet been apportioned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:3 - So Joshua said to the people of Israel, "How long will you be slack to go in and take possession of the land, which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:4 - Provide three men from each tribe, and I will send them out that they may set out and go up and down the land, writing a description of it with a view to their inheritances, and then come to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:5 - They shall divide it into seven portions, Judah continuing in his territory on the south, and the house of Joseph in their territory on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:6 - And you shall describe the land in seven divisions and bring the description here to me; and I will cast lots for you here before the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:7 - The Levites have no portion among you, for the priesthood of the LORD is their heritage; and Gad and Reuben and half the tribe of Manas'seh have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan eastward, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them."
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:8 - So the men started on their way; and Joshua charged those who went to write the description of the land, saying, "Go up and down and write a description of the land, and come again to me; and I will cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh."
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:9 - So the men went and passed up and down in the land and set down in a book a description of it by towns in seven divisions; then they came to Joshua in the camp at Shiloh,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:10 - and Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD; and there Joshua apportioned the land to the people of Israel, to each his portion.

The Territory of Benjamin ©

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:11 - The lot of the tribe of Benjamin according to its families came up, and the territory allotted to it fell between the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:12 - On the north side their boundary began at the Jordan; then the boundary goes up to the shoulder north of Jericho, then up through the hill country westward; and it ends at the wilderness of Beth-a'ven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:13 - From there the boundary passes along southward in the direction of Luz, to the shoulder of Luz (the same is Bethel), then the boundary goes down to At'aroth-ad'dar, upon the mountain that lies south of Lower Beth-hor'on.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:14 - Then the boundary goes in another direction, turning on the western side southward from the mountain that lies to the south, opposite Beth-hor'on, and it ends at Kir'iath-ba'al (that is, Kir'iath-je'arim), a city belonging to the tribe of Judah. This forms the western side.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:15 - And the southern side begins at the outskirts of Kir'iath-je'arim; and the boundary goes from there to Ephron, to the spring of the Waters of Nephto'ah;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:16 - then the boundary goes down to the border of the mountain that overlooks the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is at the north end of the valley of Reph'aim; and it then goes down the valley of Hinnom, south of the shoulder of the Jeb'usites, and downward to En-rogel;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:17 - then it bends in a northerly direction going on to En-she'mesh, and thence goes to Geli'loth, which is opposite the ascent of Adum'mim; then it goes down to the Stone of Bohan the son of Reuben;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:18 - and passing on to the north of the shoulder of Beth-arabah it goes down to the Arabah;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:19 - then the boundary passes on to the north of the shoulder of Beth-hoglah; and the boundary ends at the northern bay of the Salt Sea, at the south end of the Jordan: this is the southern border.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:20 - The Jordan forms its boundary on the eastern side. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Benjamin, according to its families, boundary by boundary round about.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:21 - Now the cities of the tribe of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, Beth-hoglah, Emek-ke'ziz,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:22 - Beth-arabah, Zemara'im, Bethel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:23 - Avvim, Parah, Ophrah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:24 - Che'phar-am'moni, Ophni, Geba--twelve cities with their villages:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:25 - Gibeon, Ramah, Be-er'oth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:26 - Mizpeh, Chephi'rah, Mozah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:27 - Rekem, Irpeel, Tar'alah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:28 - Zela, Ha-eleph, Jebus (that is, Jerusalem), Gib'e-ah and Kir'iath-je'arim--fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the tribe of Benjamin according to its families.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

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