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Chapter 16

The Joseph Tribes.[a] The lot that fell to the Josephites extended from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho east of the wilderness; then the boundary went up from Jericho to the heights at Bethel.[b] Leaving Bethel for Luz, it crossed the ridge to the border of the Archites at Ataroth,

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Footnotes

  1. 16:1–17:18 After the boundaries and cities of Judah, the most important tribe, are given, the land of the next most important group, the two Joseph tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, is described, though it was separated from Judah by the territories of Benjamin (18:11–20) and Dan (19:40–48).
  2. 16:1–3 This line formed the southern boundary of Ephraim and the northern boundaries of Benjamin and of Dan.

Allotment for Ephraim and Manasseh

16 The allotment for Joseph began at the Jordan, east of the springs of Jericho, and went up from there through the desert(A) into the hill country of Bethel.(B) It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz(C)),[a] crossed over to the territory of the Arkites(D) in Ataroth,(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 16:2 Septuagint; Hebrew Bethel to Luz

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