|Overview - Joshua 18|
|1||The tabernacle is set up at Shiloh.|
|2||The remainder of the land is described, and divided into seven parts.|
|10||Joshua distributes it by lot.|
|11||The lot and border of Benjamin.|
Joshua 18:9 (King James Version)
And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.
- The surveyors seem to have formed some kind of map of the country, as well as a description of it in writing. The Egyptians, from the situation of their fields, as annually overflowed by the Nile, acquired great skill in mensuration and land surveying; and some of the Israelites had, no doubt, learned these from them, without a knowledge of which they could not properly have divided the land. This is probably the first act of surveying on record.
- into seven
- Acts 13:19