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Book of Joshua Chapter 14

JOSHUA 14:1 And these are the countries which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them.

JOSHUA 14:2 By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

JOSHUA 14:3 For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and an half tribe on the other side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them.

JOSHUA 14:4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.

JOSHUA 14:5 As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided the land.

JOSHUA 14:6 Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.

JOSHUA 14:7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart.

JOSHUA 14:8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.

JOSHUA 14:9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.

JOSHUA 14:10 And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.

JOSHUA 14:11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.

JOSHUA 14:12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims* were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.

JOSHUA 14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.

JOSHUA 14:14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.

JOSHUA 14:15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba;(( which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.


*Anakim means "giants" in Hebrew. "Anakims" is a comic mistranslation

**Kiriath Arba means "the city of Four" in Hebrew and ancient Canaanite Semitic languages. "Kiriath" meant city in Phoenician as well, and Kiriath Hadasht (New City)  was the real name of the Phoenician colony of Carthage.


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The book of Joshua tells the story of the early conquest of the land of Israel by the Jewish tribes. It is a "critical link" in the cultural tie of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, a link that has been preserved for thousands of years.

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