English Standard Version
“These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun.
King James Bible
These are the names of the men which shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
American Standard Version
These are the names of the men that shall divide the land unto you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
These are the names of the men, that shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the priest, and Josue the son of Nun,
English Revised Version
These are the names of the men which shall divide the land unto you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
Webster's Bible Translation
These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The Eastern Boundary. - If we endeavour to trace the upper line of the eastern boundary from the fountain-place just mentioned, it ran from Hazar-enan to Shepham, the site of which is unknown, and "from Shepham it was to go down to Riblah, on the east of Ain" (the fountain). The article הרבלה, and still more the precise description, "to the east of Ain, the fountain, or fountain locality" (Knobel), show plainly that this Riblah is to be distinguished from the Riblah in the land of Hamath (2 Kings 23:33; 2 Kings 25:21; Jeremiah 39:9; Jeremiah 52:27), with which it is mostly identified. Ain is supposed to be "the great fountain of Neba Anjar, at the foot of Antilibanus, which is often called Birket Anjar, on account of its taking its rise in a small reservoir or pool" (Robinson, Bibl. Res. p. 498), and near to which Mej-del-Anjar is to be seen, consisting of "the ruins of the walls and towers of a fortified town, or rather of a large citadel" (Robinson, p. 496; cf. Ritter, xvii. pp. 181ff.).
(Note: Knobel regards Ain as the source of the Orontes, i.e., Neba Lebweh, and yet, notwithstanding this, identifies Riblah with the village of Ribleh mentioned above. But can this Ribleh, which is at least eight hours to the north of Neba Lebweh, be described as on the east of Ain, i.e., Neba Lebweh?)
From this point the boundary went farther down, and pressed (מחה) "upon the shoulder of the lake of Chinnereth towards the east," i.e., upon the north-east shore of the Sea of Galilee (see Joshua 19:35). Hence it ran down along the Jordan to the Salt Sea (Dead Sea). According to these statements, therefore, the eastern boundary went from Bekaa along the western slopes of Antilibanus, over or past Rasbeya and Banyas, at the foot of Hermon, along the edge of the mountains which bound the Huleh basin towards the east, down to the north-east corner of the Sea of Galilee; so that Hermon itself (Jebel es Sheikh) did not belong to the land of Israel.
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are the names. It is worthy of remark, that Moses does not follow any order hitherto used in arranging the tribes, but places them exactly in the order in which they possessed the land, and according to their fraternal relationship. Judah is first, having the first lot, in the South and next him is Simeon, because his inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah. Benjamin, the third, had his portion between Judah and the children of Joseph. Dan was the fourth, and his lot was westward of Benjamin. Manasseh and his brother Ephraim had their inheritances behind that of Benjamin. Next there dwelt Zebulun and Issachar, and then Asher and Haphtali. Eleazar.
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
You shall take one chief from every tribe to divide the land for inheritance.
Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter. Encourage him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
These are the inheritances that the people of Israel received in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the people of Israel gave them to inherit.
Their inheritance was by lot, just as the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses for the nine and one-half tribes.
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