Joshua 16
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Joseph’s Inheritance

1The allotment for the descendants of Josepha went from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho on the east, through the wildernessb ascending from Jericho into the hill country of Bethel. 2From Bethel it went to Luz and proceeded to the border of the Archites by Ataroth.c 3It then descended westward to the border of the Japhletites as far as the border of lower Beth-horon, then to Gezer,d and ended at the Mediterranean Sea. 4So Ephraim and Manasseh, the sons of Joseph,e received their inheritance.f

Ephraim’s Inheritance

5This was the territory of the descendants of Ephraim by their clans:

The border of their inheritance went from Ataroth-addarg on the east of Upper Beth-horon. 6In the north the border went westward from Michmethath;h it turned eastward from Taanath-shiloh and passed it east of Janoah. 7From Janoah it descended to Ataroth and Naarah,i and then reached Jericho and went to the Jordan. 8From Tappuah the borderj went westward along the Brook of Kanah and ended at the Mediterranean Sea.k

This was the inheritance of the tribe of the descendants of Ephraim by their clans, together with 9the cities set apart for the descendants of Ephraim within the inheritance of the descendants of Manasseh — all these cities with their villages. 10But, they did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer.l So the Canaanites live in Ephraim to this day,m but they are forced laborers.

a. 16:1 = the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh
b. 16:1 Jos 8:15; 18:12
c. 16:2 Jos 18:13
d. 16:3 Jos 10:33
e. 16:4 Jos 17:14
f. 16:4 Gn 48:5-20
g. 16:5 Jos 18:13
h. 16:6 Jos 17:7
i. 16:7 1Ch 7:28
j. 16:8 Ephraim’s northern border
k. 16:8 Jos 17:8
l. 16:10 Jdg 1:29; 1Kg 9:16
m. 16:10 Jos 6:25
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