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15 And the lot+ of the tribe of the sons of Judah by their families came to be to the boundary of Eʹdom,+ the wilderness of Zin,+ to the Negʹeb+ at its southern end. 2 And their southern boundary came to be from the extremity of the Salt Sea,+ from the bay that faces southward. 3 And it went out southward to the ascent* of A·krabʹbim+ and passed over to Zin+ and went up from the south to Kaʹdesh-barʹne·a+ and passed over to Hezʹron and went up to Adʹdar and went around to Karʹka. 4 And it passed on to Azʹmon+ and went out to the torrent valley of Egypt;+ and the boundary’s termination proved to be at the sea. This came to be their* southern boundary. 5 And the eastern boundary was the Salt Sea up to the end* of the Jordan, and the boundary at the northern corner was at the bay of the sea, at the end of the Jordan.+ 6 And the boundary went up to Beth-hogʹlah+ and passed over at the north of Beth-arʹa·bah,+ and the boundary went up to the stone of Boʹhan+ the son of Reuʹben. 7 And the boundary went up to Deʹbir at the low plain of Aʹchor+ and turning northward to Gilʹgal,+ which is in front of the ascent of A·dumʹmim, which is south of the torrent valley; and the boundary passed over to the waters of En-sheʹmesh,+ and its termination proved to be En-roʹgel.+ 8 And the boundary went up to the valley of the son of Hinʹnom+ to the slope of the Jebʹu·site+ at the south, that is to say, Jerusalem;+ and the boundary went up to the top of the mountain that faces the valley of Hinʹnom* to the west, which is at the extremity of the low plain of Rephʹa·im+ to the north. 9 And the boundary was marked out from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Neph·toʹah,+ and went out to the cities of Mount Eʹphron; and the boundary was marked out to Baʹal·ah,+ that is to say, Kirʹi·ath-jeʹa·rim.+ 10 And the boundary went around from Baʹal·ah westward to Mount Seʹir and passed over to the slope of Mount Jeʹa·rim at the north, that is to say, Chesʹa·lon; and it went down to Beth-sheʹmesh+ and passed over to Timʹnah.+ 11 And the boundary went out to the slope of Ekʹron+ to the north, and the boundary was marked out to Shikʹke·ron and passed over to Mount Baʹal·ah and went out to Jabʹne·el; and the boundary’s termination proved to be at the sea. 12 And the western boundary was at the Great Sea+ and its shoreland. This was the boundary all around, of the sons of Judah by their families. 13 And to Caʹleb+ the son of Je·phunʹneh he gave a share in the midst of the sons of Judah at the order of Jehovah to Joshua, namely, Kirʹi·ath-arʹba ([said Arʹba being] the father of Aʹnak), that is to say, Heʹbron.+ 14 So Caʹleb drove away from there the three sons of Aʹnak,+ namely, Sheʹshai+ and A·hiʹman and Talʹmai,+ those born of Aʹnak.*+ 15 Then he went up from there to the inhabitants of Deʹbir.+ (Now the name of Deʹbir before that was Kirʹi·ath-seʹpher.)+ 16 And Caʹleb proceeded to say: “Whoever strikes Kirʹi·ath-seʹpher and does capture it, I shall certainly give him Achʹsah+ my daughter as a wife.” 17 At that Othʹni·el+ the son of Keʹnaz,+ Caʹleb’s brother, captured it. Accordingly he gave him Achʹsah+ his daughter as a wife. 18 And it came about that when she was going home, she kept inciting him to ask a field from her father. Then she clapped her hands while upon the ass.* At this Caʹleb said to her: “What do you want?”+ 19 So she said: “Do give me a blessing, for it is a piece of land to the south you have given me, and you must give me Gulʹloth-maʹim.”* Accordingly he gave her Upper Gulʹloth and Lower Gulʹloth.*+ 20 This was the inheritance+ of the tribe of the sons of Judah+ by their families. 21 And the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the boundary of Eʹdom+ in the south came to be Kabʹze·el+ and Eʹder and Jaʹgur, 22 and Kiʹnah and Di·moʹnah and A·daʹdah, 23 and Keʹdesh and Haʹzor and Ithʹnan, 24 Ziph and Teʹlem+ and Be·aʹloth, 25 and Haʹzor-ha·datʹtah and Keʹri·oth-hezʹron, that is to say, Haʹzor, 26 Aʹmam and Sheʹma and Mo·laʹdah,+ 27 and Haʹzar-gadʹdah and Heshʹmon and Beth-pelʹet,+ 28 and Haʹzar-shuʹal+ and Beʹer-sheʹba+ and Biz·i·o·thiʹah, 29 Baʹal·ah+ and Iʹim and Eʹzem,+ 30 and El·toʹlad and Cheʹsil and Horʹmah,+ 31 and Zikʹlag+ and Mad·manʹnah and San·sanʹnah, 32 and Le·baʹoth and Shilʹhim and Aʹin+ and Rimʹmon;+ all the cities being twenty-nine, together with their settlements. 33 In the She·pheʹlah+ there were Eshʹta·ol+ and Zoʹrah+ and Ashʹnah, 34 and Za·noʹah+ and En-ganʹnim, Tapʹpu·ah and Eʹnam, 35 Jarʹmuth+ and A·dulʹlam,+ Soʹcoh+ and A·zeʹkah,+ 36 and Shaʹa·raʹim+ and Ad·i·thaʹim and Ge·deʹrah and Ged·e·ro·thaʹim; fourteen cities and their settlements. 37 Zeʹnan and Ha·dashʹah and Migʹdal-gad, 38 and Diʹle·an and Mizʹpeh and Jokʹthe·el, 39 Laʹchish+ and Bozʹkath+ and Egʹlon,+ 40 and Cabʹbon and Lahʹmam and Chitʹlish, 41 and Ge·deʹroth, Beth-daʹgon and Naʹa·mah and Mak·keʹdah;+ sixteen cities and their settlements. 42 Libʹnah+ and Eʹther+ and Aʹshan, 43 and Iphʹtah and Ashʹnah and Neʹzib, 44 and Keiʹlah+ and Achʹzib+ and Ma·reʹshah;+ nine cities and their settlements. 45 Ekʹron+ and its dependent towns* and its settlements. 46 From Ekʹron westward all that is alongside Ashʹdod and their settlements. 47 Ashʹdod,+ its dependent towns and its settlements; Gaʹza,+ its dependent towns and its settlements, down to the torrent valley of Egypt, and the Great Sea* and the adjacent region.+ 48 And in the mountainous region Shaʹmir and Jatʹtir+ and Soʹcoh, 49 and Danʹnah and Kirʹi·ath-sanʹnah, that is to say, Deʹbir, 50 and Aʹnab and Eshʹte·moh+ and Aʹnim, 51 and Goʹshen+ and Hoʹlon and Giʹloh;+ eleven cities and their settlements. 52 Arab and Duʹmah and Eʹshan, 53 and Jaʹnim and Beth-tapʹpu·ah and A·pheʹkah, 54 and Humʹtah and Kirʹi·ath-arʹba, that is to say, Heʹbron,+ and Ziʹor; nine cities and their settlements. 55 Maʹon,+ Carʹmel and Ziph+ and Jutʹtah, 56 and Jezʹre·el and Jokʹde·am and Za·noʹah, 57 Kaʹin, Gibʹe·ah and Timʹnah;+ ten cities and their settlements. 58 Halʹhul, Beth-zur and Geʹdor, 59 and Maʹa·rath and Beth-aʹnoth and Elʹte·kon; six cities and their settlements. 60 Kirʹi·ath-baʹal,+ that is to say, Kirʹi·ath-jeʹa·rim,+ and Rabʹbah; two cities and their settlements. 61 In the wilderness Beth-arʹa·bah,+ Midʹdin and Se·caʹcah, 62 and Nibʹshan and the City of Salt and En-geʹdi;+ six cities and their settlements. 63 As for the Jebʹu·sites+ who were dwelling in Jerusalem,+ the sons of Judah were not able to drive them away;+ and the Jebʹu·sites continue dwelling with the sons of Judah in Jerusalem down to this day.
^ Or, “pass.”
^ “Their,” LXX; MSy, “your”; Vg omits.
^ Or, “mouth.”
^ “Valley of Hinnom.” Heb., gheh-Hin·nomʹ; LXXA(Gr.), phaʹrag·gos En·nomʹ; Lat., Ge·henʹnom. See App 4C.
^ Or, “Then she slid down (alighted) from off the ass.”
^ Meaning “Basin of Water.”
^ Or, “the upper basin and the lower basin.”
^ Lit., “its daughters.”
^ Lit., “the sea of the border; the bordering sea.” MmarginLXXSyVg, “the Great Sea.”