The descendants of Gershon1 were allotted thirteen towns from the clans of the tribes of Issachar,2 Asher,3 Naphtali and the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.
The descendants of Merari,4 clan by clan, received twelve5 towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.68
So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these towns and their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.
From the tribes of Judah and Simeon they allotted the following towns by name
(these towns were assigned to the descendants of Aaron who were from the Kohathite clans of the Levites, because the first lot fell to them):
They gave them Kiriath Arba7 (that is, Hebron8), with its surrounding pastureland, in the hill country of Judah. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.)
But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.913
So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge10 for one accused of murder), Libnah,1114
Ain,16 Juttah17 and Beth Shemesh,18 together with their pasturelands--nine towns from these two tribes.