13 In accordance with the Lord’s command to him, Joshua gave to Caleb son of Jephunneh a portion in Judah—Kiriath Arba, that is, Hebron. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.)14 From Hebron Caleb drove out the three Anakites—Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai, the sons of Anak.15 From there he marched against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher).16 And Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.”17 Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him in marriage.
18 One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him[a] to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What can I do for you?”
19 She replied, “Do me a special favor. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.
20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of Judah, according to its clans:
21 The southernmost towns of the tribe of Judah in the Negev toward the boundary of Edom were:
Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur,22 Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,24 Ziph, Telem, Bealoth,25 Hazor Hadattah, Kerioth Hezron (that is, Hazor),26 Amam, Shema, Moladah,27 Hazar Gaddah, Heshmon, Beth Pelet,28 Hazar Shual, Beersheba, Biziothiah,29 Baalah, Iyim, Ezem,30 Eltolad, Kesil, Hormah,31 Ziklag, Madmannah, Sansannah,32 Lebaoth, Shilhim, Ain and Rimmon—a total of twenty-nine towns and their villages.
33 In the western foothills:
Eshtaol, Zorah, Ashnah,34 Zanoah, En Gannim, Tappuah, Enam,35 Jarmuth, Adullam, Sokoh, Azekah,36 Shaaraim, Adithaim and Gederah (or Gederothaim)[b]—fourteen towns and their villages.
37 Zenan, Hadashah, Migdal Gad,38 Dilean, Mizpah, Joktheel,39 Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon,40 Kabbon, Lahmas, Kitlish,41 Gederoth, Beth Dagon, Naamah and Makkedah—sixteen towns and their villages.
42 Libnah, Ether, Ashan,43 Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,44 Keilah, Akzib and Mareshah—nine towns and their villages.
45 Ekron, with its surrounding settlements and villages;46 west of Ekron, all that were in the vicinity of Ashdod, together with their villages;47 Ashdod, its surrounding settlements and villages; and Gaza, its settlements and villages, as far as the Wadi of Egypt and the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.
48 In the hill country:
Shamir, Jattir, Sokoh,49 Dannah, Kiriath Sannah (that is, Debir),50 Anab, Eshtemoh, Anim,51 Goshen, Holon and Giloh—eleven towns and their villages.
52 Arab, Dumah, Eshan,53 Janim, Beth Tappuah, Aphekah,54 Humtah, Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) and Zior—nine towns and their villages.
55 Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Juttah,56 Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,57 Kain, Gibeah and Timnah—ten towns and their villages.
58 Halhul, Beth Zur, Gedor,59 Maarath, Beth Anoth and Eltekon—six towns and their villages.[c]
60 Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim) and Rabbah—two towns and their villages.
61 In the wilderness:
Beth Arabah, Middin, Sekakah,62 Nibshan, the City of Salt and En Gedi—six towns and their villages.
63 Judah could not dislodge the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the people of Judah.
Joshua 15:18Hebrew and some Septuagint manuscripts; other Septuagint manuscripts (see also note at Judges 1:14) Othniel, he urged her
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