This is a record of the towns and territory assigned by means of sacred lots to the descendants of Aaron, who were from the clan of Kohath.
This territory included Hebron and its surrounding pasturelands in Judah,
but the fields and outlying areas belonging to the city were given to Caleb son of Jephunneh.
So the descendants of Aaron were given the following towns, each with its pasturelands: Hebron (a city of refuge), Libnah, Jattir, Eshtemoa,
Ain, Juttah, and Beth-shemesh.
And from the territory of Benjamin they were given Gibeon, Geba, Alemeth, and Anathoth, each with its pasturelands. So thirteen towns were given to the descendants of Aaron.
The remaining descendants of Kohath received ten towns from the territory of the half-tribe of Manasseh by means of sacred lots.
The descendants of Gershon received by sacred lots thirteen towns from the territories of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and from the Bashan area of Manasseh, east of the Jordan.
The descendants of Merari received by sacred lots twelve towns from the territories of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.
So the people of Israel assigned all these towns and pasturelands to the Levites.