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and passed along by the north of Beth-arabah; and the border went up to the Stone of Bohan the son of Reuben. 7And the border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is over against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the brook; and the border passed along to the waters of En-shemesh, and the goings out thereof were at En-rogel. 8And the border went up by the Valley of the son of Hinnom unto the side of the Jebusite southward—the same is Jerusalem—and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the Valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the uttermost part of the vale of Rephaim northward. 9And the border was drawn from the top of the mountain unto the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah—the same is Kiriath-jearim. 10And the border turned about from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim on the north—the same is Chesalon—and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed along by Timnah. 11And the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward; and the border was drawn to Shikkeron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out at Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea. 12And as for the west border, the Great Sea was the border thereof. This is the border of the children of Judah round about according to their families.

13And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the Lord to Joshua, even Kiriath-arba, which Arba was the father of Anak—the same is Hebron. 14And Caleb drove out thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak. 15And he went up thence against the inhabitants of Debir—now the name of Debir beforetime was Kiriath-sepher. 16And Caleb said: 'He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.' 17And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. 18And it came to pass, when she came unto him, that she persuaded him to ask of her father a field; and she alighted from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her: 'What wouldest thou?' 19And she said: 'Give me a blessing; for that thou hast set me in the [1]Southland, give me therefore springs of water.' And he gave her the Upper Springs and the Nether Springs.

20This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.

21And the cities at the uttermost part of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the border of Edom in 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, and Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron—the same 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 cities are twenty and nine, with their villages.

  1. Heb. Land of Negeb, that is, a dry land.