|Overview - Joshua 21|
|1||Eight and forty cities given by lot, out of the other tribes, unto the Levites.|
|43||God gives the land, and rest unto the Israelites, according to his promise.|
Joshua 21:41 (King James Version)
All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.
- Genesis 49:7 ; Numbers 35:1-8 ; Deuteronomy 33:10
- At the last census, the tribe of Levi amounted only to Joshua 21:23 Joshua 21:000 ; ( Numbers 36:62 );and it is thought by some that forty-eight cities
- was too great a proportion for this tribe. But it should be considered, that cities in ancient times were little more than villages.