Az School of Religion
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ANTHROPOLOGY: THE DOCTRINE
HAMARTIOLOGY: THE DOCTRINE
SOTERIOLOGY: THE DOCTRINE
ECCLESIOLOGY: THE DOCTRINE
ESCHATOLOGY: THE DOCTRINE
high priest who is serving at that time. Then they may go back to their
own home in the town from which they fled.
So they set apart Kedesh in Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali,
Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath Arba (that is,
the Levites the following towns and pasturelands out of their own
The first lot came out for the Kohathites, according to their clans.
The Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest were allotted
thirteen towns from the tribes of Juda
Their boundary went from Heleph and the large tree in
Zaanannim, passing Adami Nekeb and Jabneel to Lakkum and ending
at the Jordan. 34 The boundary ran west through Aznoth Tabor and
came out at Hukkok.It touched Zebulun on the south, Asher on the
Allotment for Asher
The fifth lot came out for the tribe of Asher according to its
clans. 25 Their territory included:
Helkath, Hali, Beten, Akshaph, 26 Allammelek, Amad and Mishal. On
the west the boundary touched Carmeland Shihor Libnath. 27 It then
Japhia. 13 Then it continued eastward to Gath Hepher and Eth Kazin; it
came out at Rimmon and turned toward Neah. 14 There the boundary
went around on the north to Hannathon and ended at the Valley of
Iphtah El. 15 Included were Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron,
Beersheba (or Sheba),[m] Moladah, 3 Hazar Shual, Balah,
Ezem, 4 Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, 5 Ziklag, Beth Markaboth, Hazar
Susah, 6 Beth Lebaoth and Sharuhenthirteen towns and their
Ain, Rimmon, Ether and Ashanfour towns and their villages
northern bay of the Dead Sea, at the mouth of the Jordan in the south.
This was the southern boundary.
The Jordan formed the boundary on the eastern side.
These were the boundaries that marked out the inheritance of the
clans of Benjamin on all sides.
coming out at the wilderness of Beth Aven. 13 From there it crossed to
the south slope of Luz (that is, Bethel) and went down to Ataroth
Addar on the hill south of Lower Beth Horon.
From the hill facing Beth Horon on the south the boundary turned
They gave them Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), with its surrounding
pastureland, in the hill country of Judah. (Arba was the forefather of
Anak.) 12 But the fields and villages around the city they had given to
Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.
In the hill country of Ephraim they were given Shechem (a city of
refuge for one accused of murder) and Gezer, 22 Kibzaim and Beth
Horon, together with their pasturelandsfour towns.
Also from the tribe of Dan they received Eltekeh,
Gibbethon, 24 Aij
them to devastate the country where the Reubenites and the Gadites
And the Reubenites and the Gadites gave the altar this name: A
Witness Between Usthat the LORD is God.
Joshuas Farewell to the Leaders
23 After a long time had passed and the LOR
has been in rebellion or disobedience to the LORD, do not spare us this
day. 23 If we have built our own altar to turn away from the LORD and
to offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, or to sacrifice fellowship
offerings on it, may theLORD himself cal
the LORD says: How could you break faith with the God of Israel like
this? How could you turn away from the LORD and build yourselves
an altar in rebellion against him now? 17 Was not the sin of
Peorenough for us? Up to this very day we have not cleansed
ancestors built, not for burnt offerings and sacrifices, but as a
witness between us and you.
Far be it from us to rebel against the LORD and turn away from
him today by building an altar for burnt offerings, grain offerings and
sacrifices, other than
gold, bronze and iron, and a great quantity of clothingand
divide the plunder from your enemies with your fellow Israelites.
So the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh left
the Israelites at Shiloh in Canaan to return to Gilead, their
22 Then Joshua summoned the Reubenites, the Gadites and the halftribe of Manasseh 2 and said to them, You have done all that Moses
the servant of the LORD commanded, and you have obeyed me in
everything I commanded. 3 For a long time nowto this very day
Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for one accused of murder),
Mahanaim, 39 Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasturelands
four towns in all.
The total number of towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were
the rest of the Levites, came to twelv
from the tribe of Asher,
Mishal, Abdon, 31 Helkath and Rehob, together with their
from the tribe of Naphtali,
Kedesh in Galilee (a city of refuge for one accused of murder),
Hammoth Dor and Kartan, together with their pasture
only one allotment 18 but the forested hill country as well. Clear it, and
its farthest limits will be yours; though the Canaanites have chariots
fitted with iron and though they are strong, you can drive them out.
Division of the Rest of the Land
portion among you, because the priestly service of the LORD is their
inheritance. And Gad, Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh have
already received their inheritance on the east side of the Jordan.
Moses the servant of the LORD gave it to them.
Megiddo, together with their surrounding settlements (the third in the
list is Naphoth[k]).
Yet the Manassites were not able to occupy these towns, for the
Canaanites were determined to live in that region. 13 However, when
the Israelites grew stronger
Reubenites was the bank of the Jordan. These towns and their villages
were the inheritance of the Reubenites, according to their clans.
This is what Moses had given to the tribe of Gad, according to its
The territory of Jazer, all the towns o
old! 11 I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; Im just
as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then.12 Now give me this
hill country that the LORD promised me that day. You yourself heard
then that the Anakiteswere there and their c
inheritance, as I have instructed you, 7 and divide it as an
inheritance among the nine tribes and half of the tribe of Manasseh.
Division of the Land East of the Jordan
The other half of Manasseh,[c] the Reubenites and the Gadites had
received the inhe
He ruled from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorgefrom the middle
of the gorgeto the Jabbok River,which is the border of the
Ammonites. This included half of Gilead. 3 He also ruled over the
eastern Arabah from the Sea of Galilee[b] to the Sea of the Araba
the king of Goyim in Gilgal
the king of Tirzah
thirty-one kings in all.
Land Still to Be Taken
13 When Joshua had grown old, the LORD said to him, You are now
very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over.
This is th
their lands as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel according to their
tribal divisions. 8 The lands included the hill country, the western
foothills, the Arabah, the mountain slopes, the wilderness and the
Negev. These were the lands of the Hittites, A
the king of Libnah
the king of Adullam
the king of Makkedah
the king of Bethel
the king of Tappuah
the king of Hepher
the king of Aphek
the king of Lasharon
the king of Madon
the king of Hazor
But to the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance, since the food
offerings presented to the LORD, the God of Israel, are their
inheritance, as he promised them.
This is what Moses had given to the tribe of Reuben, according to