| 1 ¶ And the LORD spake
unto Moses, saying,
2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:)
.3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:
.4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon:
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And the Lord spake They had not moved from the time He told them
about settlement in Canaan nu3350.
2 - The land See nu3232, jos2211.
3 - Salt sea The Dead Sea where the borders to the east and to the south meet. Ezekiel calls it the East Sea ez4718. Also ge1403, de0317.
4 - Ascent of Akrabbim The pass of scorpions jos1503, jg0136. Probably modern Naqb es-Safa coming from Arabah.
4 - South to Kadesh-barnea See on nu1317.
And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt,
and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.
6 And as for the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border.
7 And this shall be your north border: from the great sea ye shall point out for you mount Hor:
.8 From mount Hor ye shall point out your border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad:
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Fetch a compass "Make a turn" more westerly. "Azmon" is unknown.
5 - The river of Egypt Not the Nile but a river that was to be their boundary while in the wilderness. The "Wadi el-'Arish."
7 - Mount Hor Not the one on the border of Edom nu2022 where Aaron died. This mountain is unknown.
| 9 And the border shall go
on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan: this shall
be your north border.
10 And ye shall point out your east border from Hazarenan to Shepham:
11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward:
.12 And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.
- Ribla ... Ain NE boundary of Palestine. Other towns also had the
name "Ain." The "Sea of Chinnereth" Called the Sea of Galilee in Jesus'
12 - Border The eastern boundary. For both north and east borders see map.
| 13 And Moses commanded the
children of Israel, saying, This is the land which ye shall inherit by
lot, which the LORD commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the
14 For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance; and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance:
15 The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.
- Nine tribes ... half Two and a half tribes settled east of the
15 - On this side of Jordan Should read "On the other side...."
¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
17 These are the names of the men which shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
| 18 And ye shall take one prince
of every tribe, to divide the land by inheritance.
19 And the names of the men are these: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
20 And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud.
21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.
22 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli.
23 The prince of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod.
24 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
|20 - Shemuel The same as "Samuel." 1sa0120, 1ch0702.|
And the prince of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son
26 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan.
27 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.
28 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.
29 These are they whom the LORD commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.
|25 - Elizaphan See nu0330.|