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Bible Commentaries

Hampton's Commentary on Selected Books

Joshua 19

Verses 1-51

The division of the land that followed the survey is found in Jos_18:11-28 ; Jos_19:1-48 . The distribution was made by Joshua, Eleazar the priest and the heads of the tribes in Shiloh. Note Jebus, which was later named Jerusalem, was one of the cities given to Benjamin. Some see this as a fulfillment of the prophecy made by Moses in Deu_33:12 . In any case, the temple was erected in a city within the area alotted to Benjamin.

After all of the tribes had received their inheritance, Joshua received his ( Jos_19:49-50 ). It appears he, like Caleb, had been promised certain land as a reward for his faithfulness when they reported the things they had seen when spying out the land. He was given the city of Timnath Serah in the mountains of Ephraim, which was his tribe ( Num_13:8 ).

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Hampton, Gary. "Commentary on Joshua 19". "Hampton's Commentary on Selected Books". 2014.