And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before
Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes
The ten princes, who, with Eleazar and Joshua, were appointed to divide the land, ( Numbers 34:17-29 ) ; and were now met together for that purpose, ( Joshua 14:1 ) ;
saying, the Lord commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our
those of the same tribe with them; for upon their application to Moses he inquired of the Lord, who ordered him to grant their request, ( Numbers 27:1-7 ) ;
therefore according to the commandment of the Lord he gave them an
inheritance among the brethren of their fathers;
that is, to the half tribe of Manasseh.