Neviim Rishonim:

Sefer Yehoshua / ספר יהושע

Book of Joshua Chapter 18

Entering the Promised Eretz 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 ,

Conquering the Promised Eretz 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 ,

Alotting the Promised Eretz 13 , 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 19 , 20 , 21 , 22 , 23 , 24

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The Remaining Land is Divided

18:1 And the whole congregation of Benai Yisrael assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.

18:2 And there remained among Benai Yisrael seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.

18:3 And Yehoshua said unto Benai Yisrael, How long [are] ye slack to go to possess the land, which YHWH (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of your fathers hath given you?

18:4 Give out from among you three men for [each] tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come [again] to me.

18:5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Yehudah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the Beit Yosef shall abide in their coasts on the north.

18:6 Ye shall therefore describe the land [into] seven parts, and bring [the description] hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before YHWH (יהוה) our Elohim (אלהים).

18:7 But the Leviim have no part among you; for the kehunnah (priesthood) of YHWH (יהוה) [is] their inheritance: and Gad, and Reuven, and half the tribe of Menasheh, have received their inheritance beyond Yarden on the east, which Mosheh the eved YHWH (יהוה) gave them.

18:8 And the men arose, and went away: and Yehoshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you before YHWH (יהוה) in Shiloh.

18:9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came [again] to Yehoshua to the host at Shiloh.

18:10 And Yehoshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before YHWH (יהוה): and there Yehoshua divided the land unto Benai Yisrael according to their divisions.

Benyamin's Portion

18:11 And the lot of the tribe of Benai BenYamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between Benai Yehudah and Benai Yosef.

18:12 And their border on the north side was from Yarden; and the border went up to the side of Yericho on the north side, and went up through the mountains westward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Beit Aven.

18:13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which [is] Beit-EL, southward; and the border descended to Atarot-adar, near the hill that [lieth] on the south side of the nether Beit-Horon.

18:14 And the border was drawn [thence], and marched around the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that [lieth] before Beit-Horon southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kirjat-Baal, which [is] Kiryat-Ye'arim, a city of Benai Yehudah: this [was] the west quarter.

18:15 And the south quarter [was] from the end of Kiryat-Ye'arim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah:

18:16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain that [lieth] before the valley of Ben Hinnom, [and] which [is] in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Yevusi on the south, and descended to Ein-rogel,

18:17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Ein-shemesh, and went forth toward Geliloth, which [is] over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan Ben Reuven,

18:18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went down unto Arabah:

18:19 And the border passed along to the side of Beit-hoglahh northward: and the outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt sea at the south end of Yarden: this [was] the south coast.

18:20 And Yarden was the border of it on the east side. This [was] the inheritance of Benai BenYamin, by the coasts thereof round about, according to their families.

18:21 Now the cities of the tribe of Benai BenYamin according to their families were Yericho, and Beit-hoglahh, and the valley of Keziz,

18:22 And Beit-Aravah, and Zemaraim, and Beit-EL,

18:23 And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,

18:24 And Kef-ha'ammonah, and Ofni, and Gava; twelve cities with their villages:

18:25 Giveon, and Ramah, and Be'erot,

18:26 And Mizpeh, and Kefirah, and Mozah,

18:27 And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah,

18:28 And Tzela, Elef, and Yevusi, which [is] Yerushalayim, Giv'at, [and] Kirjat; fourteen cities with their villages. This [is] the inheritance of Benai BenYamin according to their families.

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