together with all the villages all around these towns as far as Baalath-beer, Ramah of the Negeb. This was the inheritance of the tribe of Simeon according to its families.
The inheritance of the tribe of Simeon formed part of the territory of Judah; because the portion of the tribe of Judah was too large for them, the tribe of Simeon obtained an inheritance within their inheritance.
The third lot came up for the tribe of Zebulun, according to its families. The boundary of its inheritance reached as far as Sarid;
then its boundary goes up westward, and on to Maralah, and touches Dabbesheth, then the wadi that is east of Jokneam;
from Sarid it goes in the other direction eastward toward the sunrise to the boundary of Chisloth-tabor; from there it goes to Daberath, then up to Japhia;
from there it passes along on the east toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and going on to Rimmon it bends toward Neah;
then on the north the boundary makes a turn to Hannathon, and it ends at the valley of Iphtah-el;
and Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem—twelve towns with their villages.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of Zebulun, according to its families—these towns with their villages.
The fourth lot came out for Issachar, for the tribe of Issachar, according to its families.
Its territory included Jezreel, Chesulloth, Shunem,
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