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34 1-2 The Lord told Moses to tell the people of Israel, “When you come into the land of Canaan (I am giving you the entire land as your homeland), the southern portion of the country will be the wilderness of Zin, along the edge of Edom. The southern boundary will begin at the Dead Sea, and will continue south past Scorpion Pass[a] in the direction of Zin. Its southernmost point will be Kadesh-barnea, from which it will go to Hazaraddar, and on to Azmon. From Azmon the boundary will follow the brook of Egypt down to the Mediterranean Sea.

“Your western boundary will be the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.

7-9 “Your northern border will begin at the Mediterranean Sea and will proceed eastward to Mount Hor, then to Lebo-Hamath, and on through Zedad and Ziphron to Hazar-enan.

10-11 “The eastern border will be from Hazar-enan south to Shepham, then on to Riblah at the east side of Ain. From there it will make a large half-circle, first going south and then westward until it touches the southernmost tip of the Sea of Galilee, 12 and then along the Jordan River, ending at the Dead Sea.”

13 “This is the territory you are to apportion among yourselves by lot,” Moses said. “It is to be divided up among the nine and one-half tribes, 14-15 for the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have already been assigned land on the east side of the Jordan, opposite Jericho.”

16-28 And the Lord said to Moses, “These are the names of the men I have appointed to handle the dividing up of the land: Eleazar the priest, Joshua (son of Nun), and one leader from each tribe, as listed below:

JudahCaleb (son of Jephunneh)
SimeonShemuel (son of Ammihud)
BenjaminElidad (son of Chislon)
DanBukki (son of Jogli)
ManassehHanniel (son of Ephod)
EphraimKemuel (son of Shiphtan)
ZebulunElizaphan (son of Parnach)
IssacharPaltiel (son of Azzan)
AsherAhihud (son of Shelomi)
NaphtaliPedahel (son of Ammihud)

29 These are the names of the men I have appointed to oversee the dividing of the land among the tribes.”


  1. Numbers 34:4 Scorpion Pass, literally, “ascent of Akrabbim.”

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