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Joshua 15

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1Now the part of the land marked out for the children of Judah by families, went up to the edge of Edom, as far as the waste land of Zin to the south, to the farthest point of it on the south.
2Their south limit was from the farthest part of the Salt Sea, from the inlet looking to the south:
3From there it goes south of the slope up to Akrabbim, and on to Zin, then south past Kadesh-barnea, and on by Hezron and up to Addar, turning in the direction of Karka:
4Then on to Azmon, ending at the stream of Egypt: and the end of the limit is at the sea; this will be your limit on the south.
5And the east limit is the Salt Sea as far as the end of Jordan. And the limit of the north part of the land is from the inlet of the sea at the end of Jordan:
6Then the line goes up to Beth-hoglah, past the north of Beth-arabah, and up to the stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben;
7Then the line goes up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so to the north, in the direction of Gilgal, which is opposite the slope up to Adummim, on the south side of the river: and the line goes on to the waters of En-shemesh, ending at En-rogel:
8Then the line goes up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the south side of the Jebusite (which is Jerusalem): then up to the top of the mountain in front of the valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the farthest point of the valley of Rephaim on the north:
9And the limit is marked out from the top of the mountain to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and out to the towns of Mount Ephron, as far as Baalah (which is Kiriath-jearim):
10Then turning west, the line goes from Baalah to Mount Seir, and on to the side of Mount Jearim (which is Chesalon) on the north, then down to Beth-shemesh, and on past Timnah:
11And out to the side of Ekron to the north: then it is marked out to Shikkeron and on to Mount Baalah, ending at Jabneel; the end of the line is at the sea.
12And the limit on the west is the edge of the Great Sea. This is the line going round the land marked out for the children of Judah, by their families.
13And to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, he gave a part among the children of Judah, as the Lord had given orders to Joshua, that is, Kiriath-arba, named after Arba, the father of Anak which is Hebron.
14And the three sons of Anak, Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai, the children of Anak, were forced out from there by Caleb.
15From there he went up against the people of Debir: (now the name of Debir before that was Kiriath-sepher.)
16And Caleb said, I will give Achsah, my daughter, as wife to the man who overcomes Kiriath-sepher and takes it.
17And Othniel, the son of Kenaz, Caleb's brother, took it: so he gave him his daughter Achsah for his wife.
18Now when she came to him, he put into her mind the idea of requesting a field from her father: and she got down from her ass; and Caleb said to her, What is it?

19And she said, Give me a blessing; because you have put me in dry south-land, now give me springs of water. So he gave her the higher spring and the lower spring.
20This is the heritage of the tribe of Judah, by their families.
21The farthest towns of the tribe of Judah in the direction of the limits of Edom to the south, were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur;
22And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah;
23And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan;
24Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth;
25And Hazor-hadattah, and Kerioth-hezron (which is Hazor);
26Amam, and Shema, and Moladah;
27And Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-pelet;
28And Hazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and Biziothiah;
29Baalah, and Iim, and Ezem;
30And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah;
31And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah;
32And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon; all the towns are twenty-nine, with their unwalled places.
33In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah;
34And Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam;
35Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah;
36And Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen towns with their unwalled places.

37Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad;
38And Dilan, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel;
39Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon;
40And Cabbon, and Lahmas, and Chithlish;
41And Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen towns with their unwalled places.
42Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan;
43And Iphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib;
44And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine towns with their unwalled places.
45Ekron, with her daughter-towns and her unwalled places;
46From Ekron to the sea, all the towns by the side of Ashdod, with their unwalled places.
47Ashdod, with her daughter-towns and her unwalled places; Gaza, with her daughter-towns and her unwalled places, to the stream of Egypt, with the Great Sea as a limit.
48And in the hill-country, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh;
49And Dannah, and Kiriath-sannah (which is Debir);
50And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim;
51And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven towns with their unwalled places.
52Arab, and Dumah, and Eshan;
53And Janim, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah;
54And Humtah, and Kiriath-arba (which is Hebron), and Zior; nine towns with their unwalled places.

55Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah;
56And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah;
57Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten towns with their unwalled places.
58Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor;
59And Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six towns with their unwalled places.
60Kiriath-baal (which is Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah; two towns with their unwalled places.
61In the waste land, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah;
62And Nibshan, and the Town of Salt, and En-gedi; six towns with their unwalled places.
63And as for the Jebusites living in Jerusalem, the children of Judah were unable to make them go out; but the Jebusites are living with the children of Judah at Jerusalem, to this day.