18:16 The border then descended to the edge of the hill country near the Valley of Ben Hinnom located in the Valley of the Rephaites to the north. It descended through the Valley of Hinnom to the slope of the Jebusites to the south and then down to En Rogel.
18:28 Zelah, Haeleph, the Jebusite city 1 (that is, Jerusalem), 2 Gibeah, and Kiriath – a total of fourteen cities and their towns. 3 This was the land assigned to the tribe of Benjamin 4 by its clans.
1 tn The word “city” is supplied in the translation for clarification.
3 tn The structure of this list presents problems. In v. 28 no conjunction appears before “Haeleph” or “Kiriath” in the Hebrew text. This suggests they should be compounded with the preceding names, yielding “Zelah Haeleph” and “Gibeah Kiriath” respectively. This results in a list of only twelve cities, however, while the summary statement (v. 28) gives the number fourteen. One should note, however, that the city lists in chap. 15 do not consistently use the conjunction before the name of each city. See also Josh 19:7, where no conjunction appears before “Rimmon,” but the summary assumes that Ain and Rimmon are distinct.
4 tn Heb “This is the inheritance of the sons of Benjamin.”