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Joshua 19:40-48

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Dan’s Tribal Lands

19:40 The seventh lot belonged to the tribe of Dan 1  by its clans. 19:41 Their assigned land included Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir Shemesh, 19:42 Shaalabbin, Aijalon, Ithlah, 19:43 Elon, Timnah, Ekron, 19:44 Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath, 19:45 Jehud, Bene Berak, Gath Rimmon, 19:46 the waters of Jarkon, and Rakkon, including the territory in front of Joppa. 19:47 (The Danites failed to conquer their territory, 2  so they went up and fought with Leshem and captured it. They put the sword to it, took possession of it, and lived in it. They renamed it 3  Dan after their ancestor. 4 ) 19:48 This was the land assigned to the tribe of Dan 5  by its clans, including these cities and their towns.

1 tn Heb “the seventh lot came out for the sons of Dan.”

2 tn Heb “the territory of the sons of Dan went out from them.”

3 tn Heb “Leshem.” The pronoun (“it”) has replaced the name “Leshem” in the translation for stylistic reasons.

4 tn Heb “according to the name of their father.”

5 tn Heb “this was the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Dan.”



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