Then the whole congregation of the Israelites assembled at Shiloh, and set up the tent of meeting there. The land lay subdued before them.
There remained among the Israelites seven tribes whose inheritance had not yet been apportioned.
So Joshua said to the Israelites, "How long will you be slack about going in and taking possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you?
Provide three men from each tribe, and I will send them out that they may begin to go throughout the land, writing a description of it with a view to their inheritances. Then come back to me.
They shall divide it into seven portions, Judah continuing in its territory on the south, and the house of Joseph in their territory on the north.
You shall describe the land in seven divisions and bring the description here to me; and I will cast lots for you here before the Lord our God.
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