“Instruct the Israelites to give
The grazing lands around the towns that you will give to the Levites must extend to a distance of 500 yards
“So the total of the towns you will give the Levites is forty-eight. You must give these together with their grazing lands.
The descendants of Joseph were considered as two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim. The Levites were allotted no territory, though they were assigned cities in which to live, along with the grazing areas for their cattle and possessions.
in Shiloh in the land of Canaan and said, “The Lord told Moses to assign us cities in which to live along with the grazing areas for our cattle.”
They assigned them Kiriath Arba (Arba was the father of Anak), that is, Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, along with its surrounding grazing areas.
So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they assigned Hebron (a city of refuge for one who committed manslaughter), Libnah,
They assigned them Shechem (a city of refuge for one who committed manslaughter) in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer,
They assigned to the Merarite clans (the remaining Levites) the following cities: from the tribe of Zebulun: Jokneam, Kartah,
They were allotted as cities
Within the territory of the tribe of Reuben across the Jordan River east of Jericho:
All of them will come and make their home
“A lion coming up from the thick undergrowth along the Jordan
“A lion coming up from the thick undergrowth along the Jordan scatters the sheep in the pastureland around it. So too I will chase the Babylonians off of their land. Then I will appoint over it whomever I choose. For there is no one like me. There is no one who can call me to account. There is no ruler that can stand up against me.
The meadows are clothed with sheep, and the valleys are covered with grain. They shout joyfully, yes, they sing.
“I, the Lord who rules over all, say:
All who encountered them devoured them. Their enemies who did this said, ‘We are not liable for punishment! For those people have sinned against the Lord, their true pasture.
Israel said to Joseph, “Your brothers