“This is how it will be parceled out. The priest will get the area measuring seven miles on the north and south boundaries, with a width of a little more than three miles at the east and west boundaries. The Sanctuary of God will be at the center. This is for the consecrated priests, the Zadokites who stayed true in their service to me and didn’t get off track as the Levites did when Israel wandered off the main road. This is their special gift, a gift from the land itself, most holy ground, bordering the section of the Levites.
This sacred ground will be allotted to them when the rest of the land is distributed to the other tribes. To its north will be the Levites’ sector. It will be the same size and shape as the land given to the priests: 8⅓ miles long and 3⅓ miles wide.
And (this portion of the place of) the first fruits shall be to them of the first fruits of the land, the holy of holy things, by the term of Levites, either deacons. (And this portion of the place of the first fruits shall be a most holy place for them, and it shall be unto the border of the Levites, or of the deacons.)
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