They were given Hebron in Judah with its surrounding pasturelands.
But the fields and villages around the city were given to Caleb son of Jephunneh.157
So the descendants of Aaron were given Hebron (a city of refuge), and Libnah,a2 Jattir,3 Eshtemoa,
Ashan,5 Juttahb and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands.
And from the tribe of Benjamin they were given Gibeon,c Geba, Alemeth and Anathoth,6 together with their pasturelands. These towns, which were distributed among the Kohathite clans, were thirteen in all.
The rest of Kohath's descendants were allotted ten towns from the clans of half the tribe of Manasseh.
The descendants of Gershon, clan by clan, were allotted thirteen towns from the tribes of Issachar, Asher and Naphtali, and from the part of the tribe of Manasseh that is in Bashan.
The descendants of Merari, clan by clan, were allotted twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.
So the Israelites gave the Levites these towns7 and their pasturelands.
From the tribes of Judah, Simeon and Benjamin they allotted the previously named towns.