Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri and Shaaraim.1 These were their towns until the reign of David.
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Their surrounding villages were Etam, Ain,2 Rimmon, Token and Ashan3--five towns--
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and all the villages around these towns as far as Baalath. These were their settlements. And they kept a genealogical record.
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Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah,
Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
also Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,
and Ziza son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah.
The men listed above by name were leaders of their clans. Their families increased greatly,
and they went to the outskirts of Gedor4 to the east of the valley in search of pasture for their flocks.
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They found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful and quiet.5 Some Hamites had lived there formerly.
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The men whose names were listed came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. They attacked the Hamites in their dwellings and also the Meunites6 who were there and completely destroyed them, as is evident to this day. Then they settled in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks.
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