Joshua 19:48

48 These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the tribe of Dan, according to its clans.

Read Joshua 19:48 Using Other Translations

This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Dan, according to their clans--these cities with their villages.
The homeland allocated to the clans of the tribe of Dan included these towns and their surrounding villages.

What does Joshua 19:48 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 19:48

This [is] the inheritance of the tribe of the children of
Dan
Before described by its cities, which were in it. This tribe was bounded by Ephraim on the north, by Judah on the east, by Simeon on the south, and by the Mediterranean sea on the west. Josephus F8 says, the Danites enjoyed the vale which lies to the setting sun, bounded by Azotus and Doris, and all Jamnia and Getta, from Accaron (or Ekron) to the mountain from whence the tribe of Judah begins:

according to their families;
which inheritance was distributed according to the number of their families:

their cities with their villages;
before named.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Antiqu. l. 5. c. 1. sect. 22.
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