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15 The Book of Joshua


The Territory Allotted to Judah
1  This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast.
2  And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looketh southward:
3  and it went out to the south side to Ma’aleh–acrab’bim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side unto Ka’desh–barne’a, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Kar’kaa:
4  from thence it passed toward Azmon, and went out unto the river of Egypt; and the goings out of that coast were at the sea: this shall be your south coast.
5  And the east border was the salt sea, even unto the end of Jordan. And their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan:
6  and the border went up to Beth–hog’la, and passed along by the north of Beth–ar’abah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben:
7  and the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is before the going up to Adum’mim, which is on the south side of the river: and the border passed toward the waters of En–she’mesh, and the goings out thereof were at En–ro’gel:
8  and the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jeb’usite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:
9  and the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephto’ah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Ba’alah, which is Kir’jath–je’arim:
10  and the border compassed from Ba’alah westward unto mount Se’ir, and passed along unto the side of mount Je’arim, which is Ches’alon, on the north side, and went down to Beth–she’mesh, and passed on to Timnah:
11  and the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Ba’alah, and went out unto Jab’neel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
12  And the west border was to the great sea, and the coast thereof. This is the coast of the children of Judah round about according to their families.

Caleb Conquers Hebron and Debir
Judg. 1.10-15
13  ¶ And unto Caleb the son of Jephun’neh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.
14  And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, She’shai, and Ahi’man, and Tal’mai, the children of Anak. Judg. 1.20
15  And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kir’jath–se’pher.
16  And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kir’jath–se’pher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
17  And Oth’ni-el the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
18  And it came to pass, as she came unto him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wouldest thou?
19  Who answered, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs.

The Cities of Judah
20  ¶ This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.
21  And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward were Kab’zeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
22  and Kinah, and Dimo’nah, and Ada’dah,
23  and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
24  Ziph, and Telem, and Be’aloth,
25  and Hazor, Hadat’tah, and Ker’i-oth, and Hezron, which is Hazor,
26  Amam, and Shema, and Mol’adah,
27  and Ha’zar–gad’dah, and Heshmon, and Beth–pa’let,
28  and Ha’zar–shu’al, and Beer–sheba, and Bizjoth’jah,
29  Ba’alah, and I’im, and Azem,
30  and Elto’lad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
31  and Ziklag, and Madman’nah, and Sansan’nah,
32  and Leba’oth, and Shilhim, and A’in, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty and nine, with their villages.
33 And in the valley, Eshta’ol, and Zo’re-ah, and Ashnah,
34  and Zano’ah, and En–gan’nim, Tap’pu-ah, and Enam,
35  Jarmuth, and Adul’lam, Socoh, and Aze’kah,
36  and Shara’im, and Aditha’im, and Gede’rah, and Gederotha’im; fourteen cities with their villages.
37  ¶ Zenan, and Hada’shah, and Mig’dal–gad,
38  and Dil’e-an, and Mizpeh, and Jok’theel,
39  Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
40  and Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
41  and Ged’eroth, Beth–da’gon, and Na’amah, and Makke’dah; sixteen cities with their villages.
42  ¶ Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
43  and Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
44  and Kei’lah, and Achzib, and Mare’shah; nine cities with their villages.
45  ¶ Ekron, with her towns and her villages:
46  from Ekron even unto the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages.
47  ¶ Ashdod, with her towns and her villages; Gaza, with her towns and her villages, unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof.
48  ¶ And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
49  and Dannah, and Kir’jath–san’nah, which is Debir,
50  and Anab, and Esh’temoh, and Anim,
51  and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.
52  ¶ Arab, and Dumah, and Esh’e-an,
53  and Janum, and Beth–tap’pu-ah, and Aphe’kah,
54  and Humtah, and Kir’jath–ar’ba, which is Hebron, and Zi’or; nine cities with their villages.
55  ¶ Ma’on, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
56  and Jezreel, and Jok’de-am, and Zano’ah,
57  Cain, Gib’e-ah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.
58  ¶ Halhul, Beth–zur, and Gedor,
59  and Ma’arath, and Beth–a’noth, and Elte’kon; six cities with their villages.
60  ¶ Kir’jath–ba’al, which is Kir’jath–je’arim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.
61  ¶ In the wilderness, Beth–ar’abah, Middin, and Seca’cah,
62  and Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Enge’di; six cities with their villages.
63  ¶ As for the Jeb’usites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jeb’usites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day. Judg. 1.21 · 2 Sam. 5.6 · 1 Chr. 11.4

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