So Joshua said to the people of Israel, 1"How long will you put off going in to take possession of the land, which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?
Provide three men from each tribe, and I will send them out that they may set out and go up and down the land. They shall write a description of it with a view to their inheritances, and then come to me.
They shall divide it into seven portions. 2Judah shall continue in his territory on the south, 3and the house of Joseph shall continue in their territory on the north.
And you shall describe the land in seven divisions and bring the description here to me. 4And I will cast lots for you here before the LORD our God.
75The Levites have no portion among you, for the priesthood of the LORD is their heritage. 6And Gad and Reuben and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan eastward, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them."
So the men arose and went, and Joshua charged those who went to write the description of the land, saying, "Go up and down in the land and write a description and return to me. And I will cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh."
So the men went and passed up and down in the land and wrote in a book a description of it by towns in seven divisions. Then they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh,
and Joshua 7cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD. And there Joshua apportioned the land to the people of Israel, 8to each his portion.
The lot of the tribe of the people of Benjamin according to its clans came up, and the territory allotted to it fell between the people of Judah and the people of Joseph.
129On the north side their boundary began at the Jordan. 10Then the boundary goes up to the shoulder north of Jericho, then up through the hill country westward, and it ends at the wilderness of 11Beth-aven.
From there the boundary passes along southward in the direction of Luz, to the shoulder of 12Luz (that is, Bethel), then the boundary goes down to 13Ataroth-addar, on the mountain that lies south of Lower 14Beth-horon.