1Land was given to the tribe of Judah, according to its family groups. It reached down to the territory of Edom. It went as far south as the Desert of Zin.2Judah’s border on the south started from the bay at the south end of the Dead Sea.3It went across to the south of Scorpion Pass. It continued on to Zin. It went over to the south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it ran past Hezron up to Addar. It curved around to Karka.4It then went along to Azmon. There it joined the Wadi of Egypt and ended at the Mediterranean Sea. That was the southern border of Judah.5The border on the east was the Dead Sea. It went north all the way to where the River Jordan enters the sea. The border on the north started at the bay of the Dead Sea. That’s where the River Jordan enters the sea.6From there it went up to Beth Hoglah. It continued north of Beth Arabah to the Stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben.7Then it went from the Valley of Achor up to Debir. It turned north to Gilgal. Gilgal faces the Pass of Adummim south of the valley. The border continued along to the springs of En Shemesh. It came to an end at En Rogel.8Then it ran up the Valley of Ben Hinnom. It went along the south slope of Jerusalem. From there it climbed to the top of the hill west of the Hinnom Valley. The hill is also at the north end of the Valley of Rephaim.9From the top of the hill the border headed towards the springs of Nephtoah. It went to the towns near Mount Ephron. It went down towards Kiriath Jearim.10Then it curved west from Kiriath Jearim to Mount Seir. It ran along the north slope of Mount Kesalon. It continued down to Beth Shemesh and crossed over to Timnah.11It went to the north slope of Ekron. Then it turned towards Shikkeron. It passed along to Mount Baalah and reached Jabneel. The border came to an end at the Mediterranean Sea.12The border on the west was the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. Those were the borders of the family groups of the tribe of Judah.13Joshua gave a part of Judah’s share of land to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh. That was according to the LORD’s command to Joshua. The share Caleb received was the city of Hebron. It was also called Kiriath Arba. Anak came from the family line of Arba.14Caleb drove three Anakites out of Hebron. Their names were Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai. They were from the family line of Anak.15From Hebron, Caleb marched out against the people living in Debir. It used to be called Kiriath Sepher.16Caleb said, ‘I will give my daughter Aksah to be married. She’ll be the wife of the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.’17Othniel captured it. So Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him to be his wife. Othniel was the son of Kenaz. He was Caleb’s brother.18One day Aksah came to Othniel. She begged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb spoke to her. He asked, ‘What can I do for you?’19She replied, ‘Do me a special favour. You have given me some land in the Negev Desert. Give me springs of water also.’ So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.20Here is the share of land given to the tribe of Judah, according to its family groups.21The towns farthest south that were given to Judah were in the Negev Desert. They were near the border of Edom. Here is a list of those towns. Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur,22Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,23Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,24Ziph, Telem, Bealoth,25Hazor Hadattah, Hazor,26Amam, Shema, Moladah,27Hazar Gaddah, Heshmon, Beth Pelet,28Hazar Shual, Beersheba, Biziothiah,29Baalah, Iyim, Ezem,30Eltolad, Kesil, Hormah,31Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,32Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain and Rimmon. The total number of towns was 29. Some of them had villages near them.33Towns were also given to Judah in the western hills. Here is a list of those towns. Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,34Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam,35Jarmuth, Adullam, Sokoh, Azekah,36Shaaraim, Adithaim and Gederah. Gederah is also called Gederothaim. The total number of towns was 14. Some of them had villages near them.37Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the western hills. Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal Gad,38Dilean, Mizpah, Joktheel,39Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon,40Kabbon, Lahmas, Kitlish,41Gederoth, Beth Dagon, Naamah and Makkedah. The total number of towns was 16. Some of them had villages near them.42Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the western hills. Libnah, Ether, Ashan,43Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,44Keilah, Akzib and Mareshah. The total number of towns was nine. Some of them had villages near them.45Judah was also given Ekron and the settlements and villages around it.46West of Ekron, Judah was given all the settlements and villages near Ashdod.47Judah was given Ashdod and the settlements and villages around it. And Judah was given Gaza and its settlements and villages. Judah’s territory went all the way to the Wadi of Egypt and the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.48Towns were also given to Judah in the central hill country. Here is a list of those towns. Shamir, Jattir, Sokoh,49Dannah, Debir,50Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim,51Goshen, Holon and Giloh. The total number of towns was 11. Some of them had villages near them.52Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the central hill country. Arab, Dumah, Eshan,53Janim, Beth Tappuah, Aphekah,54Humtah, Hebron and Zior. The total number of towns was nine. Some of them had villages near them.55Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the central hill country. Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,56Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,57Kain, Gibeah and Timnah. The total number of towns was ten. Some of them had villages near them.58Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the central hill country. Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,59Maarath, Beth Anoth and Eltekon. The total number of towns was six. Some of them had villages near them.60Here’s another list of towns given to Judah in the central hill country. Kiriath Jearim and Rabbah. The total number of towns was two. They had villages near them.61Towns were also given to Judah in the desert. Here is a list of those towns. Beth Arabah, Middin, Sekakah,62Nibshan, the City of Salt and En Gedi. The total number of towns was six. Some of them had villages near them.63Judah couldn’t drive out the Jebusites who were living in Jerusalem. So they live there with the people of Judah to this day.
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The Allotment for Judah
1The allotment for the tribe of the people of Judah according to their clans reached southward to the boundary of Edom, to the wilderness of Zin at the farthest south. (Nu 33:36; Nu 34:3)2And their south boundary ran from the end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward. (Jos 15:1)3It goes out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, passes along to Zin, and goes up south of Kadesh-barnea, along by Hezron, up to Addar, turns about to Karka, (Nu 34:4; Jud 1:36)4passes along to Azmon, goes out by the Brook of Egypt, and comes to its end at the sea. This shall be your south boundary. (Nu 34:5; Jos 13:3; Jos 15:47)5And the east boundary is the Salt Sea, to the mouth of the Jordan. And the boundary on the north side runs from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan. (Jos 15:1)6And the boundary goes up to Beth-hoglah and passes along north of Beth-arabah. And the boundary goes up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben. (Jos 18:17; Jos 18:18; Jos 18:19; Jos 18:21; Jos 18:22)7And the boundary goes up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, and so northward, turning toward Gilgal, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the valley. And the boundary passes along to the waters of En-shemesh and ends at En-rogel. (Jos 7:26; Jos 18:16; Jos 18:17; 2Sa 17:17; 1Ki 1:9)8Then the boundary goes up by the Valley of the Son of Hinnom at the southern shoulder of the Jebusite (that is, Jerusalem). And the boundary goes up to the top of the mountain that lies over against the Valley of Hinnom, on the west, at the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim. (Jos 12:4; Jos 15:63; Jos 18:16; Jos 18:28; Jud 19:10; 2Ki 23:10; 1Ch 11:4)9Then the boundary extends from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and from there to the cities of Mount Ephron. Then the boundary bends around to Baalah (that is, Kiriath-jearim). (Jos 15:60; Jos 18:15; 1Ch 13:6)10And the boundary circles west of Baalah to Mount Seir, passes along to the northern shoulder of Mount Jearim (that is, Chesalon), and goes down to Beth-shemesh and passes along by Timnah. (Ge 38:12; Jud 14:1; 1Sa 6:9; 1Sa 6:12)11The boundary goes out to the shoulder of the hill north of Ekron, then the boundary bends around to Shikkeron and passes along to Mount Baalah and goes out to Jabneel. Then the boundary comes to an end at the sea. (Jos 13:3; Jos 15:9)12And the west boundary was the Great Sea with its coastline. This is the boundary around the people of Judah according to their clans. (Nu 34:6; Jos 15:47; Jos 23:4; Eze 47:20)13According to the commandment of the Lord to Joshua, he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion among the people of Judah, Kiriath-arba, that is, Hebron (Arba was the father of Anak). (Jos 14:13; Jos 15:54)14And Caleb drove out from there the three sons of Anak, Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the descendants of Anak. (Nu 13:22; Jud 1:10; Jud 1:20)15And he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir. Now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher. (Jos 15:49; Jud 1:11)16And Caleb said, “Whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and captures it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.”17And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, captured it. And he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife. (Jos 14:6; Jos 14:13; Jud 1:13)18When she came to him, she urged him to ask her father for a field. And she got off her donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What do you want?”19She said to him, “Give me a blessing. Since you have given me the land of the Negeb, give me also springs of water.” And he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.20This is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Judah according to their clans.21The cities belonging to the tribe of the people of Judah in the extreme south, toward the boundary of Edom, were Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur, (Ge 35:21)22Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,23Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,24Ziph, Telem, Bealoth, (1Sa 23:14; 1Sa 23:19; 1Sa 23:24; 1Sa 26:1)25Hazor-hadattah, Kerioth-hezron (that is, Hazor),26Amam, Shema, Moladah,27Hazar-gaddah, Heshmon, Beth-pelet,28Hazar-shual, Beersheba, Biziothiah, (Ge 21:31; Ge 26:23; Ge 26:33)29Baalah, Iim, Ezem,30Eltolad, Chesil, Hormah,31Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah, (1Sa 27:6; 1Sa 30:1)32Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain, and Rimmon: in all, twenty-nine cities with their villages.33And in the lowland, Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah, (Nu 13:23)34Zanoah, En-gannim, Tappuah, Enam,35Jarmuth, Adullam, Socoh, Azekah, (Jos 10:3; 1Sa 17:1; 1Sa 22:1)36Shaaraim, Adithaim, Gederah, Gederothaim: fourteen cities with their villages.37Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal-gad,38Dilean, Mizpeh, Joktheel,39Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon, (Jos 10:3; Jos 10:31; Jos 10:36)40Cabbon, Lahmam, Chitlish,41Gederoth, Beth-dagon, Naamah, and Makkedah: sixteen cities with their villages. (Jos 10:10; Jos 10:21)42Libnah, Ether, Ashan, (Jos 10:29)43Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,44Keilah, Achzib, and Mareshah: nine cities with their villages. (1Sa 23:1)45Ekron, with its towns and its villages; (Jos 13:3)46from Ekron to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.47Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; to the Brook of Egypt, and the Great Sea with its coastline. (Jos 15:4; Jos 15:12; Jos 15:45)48And in the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh,49Dannah, Kiriath-sannah (that is, Debir), (Jos 15:15)50Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim,51Goshen, Holon, and Giloh: eleven cities with their villages. (Jos 10:41; Jos 11:16; 2Sa 15:12)52Arab, Dumah, Eshan,53Janim, Beth-tappuah, Aphekah,54Humtah, Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), and Zior: nine cities with their villages. (Jos 15:13)55Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah, (Jos 15:24; 1Sa 23:24; 1Sa 25:2)56Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,57Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten cities with their villages. (Jos 15:10)58Halhul, Beth-zur, Gedor,59Maarath, Beth-anoth, and Eltekon: six cities with their villages.60Kiriath-baal (that is, Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah: two cities with their villages. (Jos 15:9)61In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah, (Jos 15:6)62Nibshan, the City of Salt, and Engedi: six cities with their villages. (1Sa 23:29; 1Sa 24:1)63But the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the people of Judah could not drive out, so the Jebusites dwell with the people of Judah at Jerusalem to this day. (Jos 15:8; Jud 1:8; Jud 1:21; 2Sa 5:6)