Joshua 16:1-4

Allotment for Ephraim and Manasseh

1 The allotment for Joseph began at the Jordan, east of the springs of Jericho, and went up from there through the desert into the hill country of Bethel.
2 It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz),[a] crossed over to the territory of the Arkites in Ataroth,
3 descended westward to the territory of the Japhletites as far as the region of Lower Beth Horon and on to Gezer, ending at the Mediterranean Sea.
4 So Manasseh and Ephraim, the descendants of Joseph, received their inheritance.

Joshua 16:1-4 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter gives us an account of the lot of the children of Joseph, Ephraim, and the half tribe of Manasseh, one half having settled on the other side Jordan; and first the borders of the whole lot in general are given, Jos 16:1-4; and then the borders of the tribe of Ephraim in particular, Jos 16:4-8; and it is observed, that this tribe had besides separate cities among the children of Manasseh, and that there were some Canaanites, particularly in Gezer, not driven out by the Ephraimites, Jos 16:9,10.

Cross References 8

  • 1. S Joshua 8:15; Joshua 18:12
  • 2. S Joshua 12:9
  • 3. S Genesis 28:19; Joshua 18:13
  • 4. 2 Samuel 15:32
  • 5. S ver 5; S Numbers 32:3
  • 6. S Joshua 10:10; 2 Chronicles 8:5
  • 7. S Joshua 10:33; 1 Kings 9:15
  • 8. Joshua 18:5; Joshua 17:14

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Septuagint; Hebrew "Bethel to Luz"
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