Joshua 15

1 The land allotted to the tribe of Judah for their families extended to the boundary of Eʹdom, the wilderness of Zin, to the Negʹeb at its southern end.

2 Their southern boundary ran from the extremity of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward.

3 And it extended south to the ascent of Akrabʹbim, passed over to Zin, then went up from the south to Kaʹdesh-barʹnea, over to Hezʹron, up to Adʹdar, and went around toward Karʹka.

4 Then it passed on to Azʹmon and extended to the Wadi of Egypt, and the boundary ended at the Sea. This was their southern boundary.

5 The eastern boundary was the Salt Sea up to the end of the Jordan, and the boundary at the northern corner was at the bay of the sea, at the end of the Jordan.

6 The boundary went up to Beth-hogʹlah and passed over at the north of Beth-arʹabah, and the boundary went up to the stone of Boʹhan the son of Reuʹben.

7 The boundary went up to Deʹbir at the Valley of Aʹchor and turned northward to Gilʹgal, which is in front of the ascent of Adumʹmim that is south of the wadi, and the boundary passed over to the waters of En-sheʹmesh and ended at En-roʹgel.

8 The boundary went up to the Valley of the Son of Hinʹnom to the slope of the Jebʹusite at the south, that is, Jerusalem, and the boundary went up to the top of the mountain that faces the Valley of Hinʹnom to the west, which is at the extremity of the Valley of Rephʹaim to the north.

9 And the boundary was marked from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoʹah and extended to the cities of Mount Eʹphron; and the boundary was marked to Baʹalah, that is, Kirʹiath-jeʹarim.

10 The boundary went around from Baʹalah westward to Mount Seʹir and passed over to the slope of Mount Jeʹarim at the north, that is, Chesʹalon, and it went down to Beth-sheʹmesh and passed over to Timʹnah.

11 And the boundary extended to the slope of Ekʹron to the north, and the boundary was marked to Shikʹkeron and passed over to Mount Baʹalah and extended to Jabʹneel, and the boundary ended at the sea.

12 The western boundary was at the Great Sea and its coast. This was the boundary of the descendants of Judah by their families on all sides.

13 And to Caʹleb the son of Jephunʹneh, he gave a share among the descendants of Judah at the order of Jehovah to Joshua, namely, Kirʹiath-arʹba (Arʹba was the father of Aʹnak), that is, Hebʹron.

14 So Caʹleb drove out from there the three sons of Aʹnak: Sheʹshai, Ahiʹman, and Talʹmai, descendants of Aʹnak.

15 Then he went up from there against the inhabitants of Deʹbir. (The name of Deʹbir was previously Kirʹiath-seʹpher.)

16 Caʹleb then said: “To the man who strikes Kirʹiath-seʹpher and captures it, I will give my daughter Achʹsah as a wife.”

17 And Othʹniel the son of Keʹnaz, Caʹleb’s brother, captured it. So he gave him his daughter Achʹsah as a wife.

18 While she was going home, she urged him to ask her father for a field. Then she dismounted from her donkey. Caʹleb asked her: “What do you want?”

19 She said: “Please grant me a blessing, for you have given me a piece of land in the south; give me also Gulʹloth-maʹim.” So he gave her Upper Gulʹloth and Lower Gulʹloth.

20 This was the inheritance of the tribe of Judah by their families.

21 The cities at the extremity of the tribe of Judah toward the boundary of Eʹdom in the south were: Kabʹzeel, Eʹder, Jaʹgur,

22 Kiʹnah, Dimoʹnah, Adaʹdah,

23 Keʹdesh, Haʹzor, Ithʹnan,

24 Ziph, Teʹlem, Beaʹloth,

25 Haʹzor-hadatʹtah, and Keʹrioth-hezʹron, that is, Haʹzor,

26 Aʹmam, Sheʹma, Molaʹdah,

27 Haʹzar-gadʹdah, Heshʹmon, Beth-pelʹet,

28 Haʹzar-shuʹal, Beʹer-sheʹba, Biziothiʹah,

29 Baʹalah, Iʹim, Eʹzem,

30 Eltoʹlad, Cheʹsil, Horʹmah,

31 Zikʹlag, Madmanʹnah, Sansanʹnah,

32 Lebaʹoth, Shilʹhim, Aʹin, and Rimʹmon—a total of 29 cities together with their settlements.

33 In the Shepheʹlah, there were: Eshʹtaol, Zoʹrah, Ashʹnah,

34 Zanoʹah, En-ganʹnim, Tapʹpuah, Eʹnam,

35 Jarʹmuth, Adulʹlam, Soʹcoh, Azeʹkah,

36 Shaʹaraʹim, Adithaʹim, and Gedeʹrah and Gederothaʹim—14 cities and their settlements.

37 Zeʹnan, Hadashʹah, Migʹdal-gad,

38 Diʹlean, Mizʹpeh, Jokʹtheel,

39 Laʹchish, Bozʹkath, Egʹlon,

40 Cabʹbon, Lahʹmam, Chitʹlish,

41 Gedeʹroth, Beth-daʹgon, Naʹamah, and Makkeʹdah—16 cities and their settlements.

42 Libʹnah, Eʹther, Aʹshan,

43 Iphʹtah, Ashʹnah, Neʹzib,

44 Keiʹlah, Achʹzib, and Mareʹshah—nine cities and their settlements.

45 Ekʹron and its dependent towns and its settlements;

46 from Ekʹron westward, all that is alongside Ashʹdod and their settlements.

47 Ashʹdod, its dependent towns and its settlements; Gazʹa, its dependent towns and its settlements, down to the Wadi of Egypt, the Great Sea, and the adjacent region.

48 And in the mountainous region, Shaʹmir, Jatʹtir, Soʹcoh,

49 Danʹnah, Kirʹiath-sanʹnah, that is, Deʹbir,

50 Aʹnab, Eshʹtemoh, Aʹnim,

51 Goʹshen, Hoʹlon, and Giʹloh—11 cities and their settlements.

52 Arab, Duʹmah, Eʹshan,

53 Jaʹnim, Beth-tapʹpuah, Apheʹkah,

54 Humʹtah, Kirʹiath-arʹba, that is, Hebʹron, and Ziʹor—nine cities and their settlements.

55 Maʹon, Carʹmel, Ziph, Jutʹtah,

56 Jezʹreel, Jokʹdeam, Zanoʹah,

57 Kaʹin, Gibʹeah, and Timʹnah—ten cities and their settlements.

58 Halʹhul, Beth-zur, Geʹdor,

59 Maʹarath, Beth-aʹnoth, and Elʹtekon—six cities and their settlements.

60 Kirʹiath-baʹal, that is, Kirʹiath-jeʹarim, and Rabʹbah—two cities and their settlements.

61 In the wilderness, Beth-arʹabah, Midʹdin, Secaʹcah,

62 Nibʹshan, the City of Salt, and En-gedʹi—six cities and their settlements.

63 As for the Jebʹusites who were dwelling in Jerusalem, the men of Judah were not able to drive them away, so the Jebʹusites continue dwelling with the people of Judah in Jerusalem to this day.

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