48:1 Now these [are] the names of the a tribes. From the north end to the border of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazarenan, the border of Damascus northward, to the border of Hamath; for these are his sides east [and] west; a [portion for] Dan.
(a) The tribes after they entered into the land under Joshua divided the land somewhat otherwise then is here set forth by this vision. 48:8 And by the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, b shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and twenty thousand [reeds in] breadth, and [in] length as one of the [other] parts, from the east side to the west side: and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it.
(b) That is, the portion of the ground which they will separate and appoint to the Lord which will be divided into three parts for the priests for the prince and for the city. 48:16 And these [shall be] the measures of it; the north side
(c) four thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred. 48:20 All the oblation [shall be] five and twenty thousand by d five and twenty thousand: ye shall offer the holy oblation foursquare, with the possession of the city.
(c) Meaning that it would be square.
(d) Every way it will be five and twenty thousand. 48:22 Moreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the possession of the city, [being] in the midst [of that] which is the princes, between the border e of Judah and the border of Benjamin, shall be for the prince.
(e) So that Judah was on the north side of the princes and Levites portions and Benjamin on the south side. 48:28 And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the f border shall be even from g Tamar [to] the waters of strife [in] Kadesh, [and] to the h river toward the great sea.
(f) Which is here taken for Idumea.
(g) Which was Jericho the city of palm trees.
(h) Meaning, the Nile that runs into the sea called the Mediterranean.