The lot came up for the tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan. Their allotted territory lay between the tribes of Judah and Joseph:
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On the north side their boundary began at the Jordan, passed the northern slope of Jericho and headed west into the hill country, coming out at the desert1 of Beth Aven.2
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From there it crossed to the south slope of Luz3 (that is, Bethel4) and went down to Ataroth Addar5 on the hill south of Lower Beth Horon.
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From the hill facing Beth Horon6 on the south the boundary turned south along the western side and came out at Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim),7 a town of the people of Judah. This was the western side.
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The southern side began at the outskirts of Kiriath Jearim on the west, and the boundary came out at the spring of the waters of Nephtoah.8
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The boundary went down to the foot of the hill facing the Valley of Ben Hinnom, north of the Valley of Rephaim.9 It continued down the Hinnom Valley10 along the southern slope of the Jebusite city and so to En Rogel.11
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It then curved north, went to En Shemesh, continued to Geliloth,12 which faces the Pass of Adummim,13 and ran down to the Stone of Bohan14 son of Reuben.
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It continued to the northern slope of Beth Arabah15 and on down into the Arabah.16
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It then went to the northern slope of Beth Hoglah17 and came out at the northern bay of the Salt Sea,18 at the mouth of the Jordan in the south. This was the southern boundary.
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The Jordan formed the boundary on the eastern side. These were the boundaries that marked out the inheritance of the clans of Benjamin on all sides.19
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The tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan, had the following cities: Jericho, Beth Hoglah,20 Emek Keziz,
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Beth Arabah,21 Zemaraim,22 Bethel,23
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Avvim,24 Parah, Ophrah,25
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Kephar Ammoni, Ophni and Geba26--twelve towns and their villages.
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Gibeon,27 Ramah,28 Beeroth,29
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Mizpah,30 Kephirah,31 Mozah,
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Rekem, Irpeel, Taralah,
Zelah,32 Haeleph, the Jebusite city33 (that is, Jerusalem34), Gibeah35 and Kiriath--fourteen towns and their villages.36 This was the inheritance of Benjamin for its clans.37
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