“Do not allow the tribe of the families of the Kohathites to be cut off 1 from among the Levites;
“‘For the prince there will be land on both sides of the holy allotment and the allotted city, alongside the holy allotment and the allotted city, on the west side and on the east side; it will be comparable in length to one of the portions, from the west border to the east border
“Next to the border of Judah from the east side to the west will be the allotment you must set apart. It is to be eight and a quarter miles 1 wide, and the same length as one of the tribal portions, from the east side to the west; the sanctuary will be in the middle of it.
Magdiel, Iram. 1 These were the tribal chiefs of Edom.
The following is a record of the territory assigned to the Israelites in the land of Canaan by Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the Israelite tribal leaders. 1
The tribal leaders of the Levites went before Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun and the Israelite tribal leaders
He was accompanied by ten leaders, one from each of the Israelite tribes, each one a family leader among the Israelite clans. 1
“The rest, on both sides of the holy allotment and the property of the city, will belong to the prince. Extending from the eight and a quarter miles 1 of the holy allotment to the east border, and westward from the eight and a quarter miles 2 to the west border, alongside the portions, it will belong to the prince. The holy allotment and the sanctuary of the temple will be in the middle of it.
So I chose 1 as your tribal leaders wise and well-known men, placing them over you as administrators of groups of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, and also as other tribal officials.
These are the land assignments which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the Israelite tribal leaders 1 made by drawing lots in Shiloh before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 2 So they finished dividing up the land.
Over the company of the tribe of Issacharites was Nathanel son of Zuar,
and over the company of the tribe of the Zebulunites was Elion son of Helon.
Over the company of the tribe of the Simeonites was Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai,
and over the company of the tribe of the Gadites was Eliasaph son of Deuel.
Over the company of the tribe of the Manassehites was Gamaliel son of Pedahzur,
and over the company of the tribe of Benjaminites was Abidan son of Gideoni.