Joshua 21:41

Overview - Joshua 21
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.
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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.