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Joshua – Lesson 16

 

Joshua Chapter 17:1 through 19:51

Introduction:

Last week we saw Joshua dividing the land for an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. Most of the divisions were done by lot making it God who chose out who would receive each section of the land to eliminate any favoritism to any man or specific tribe. Last week we covered the first two tribes (Judah and Joseph) and the special allotment to Gideon. This week we pick up with the portion for Manasseh.

 

I. The Portion for Manesseh

We have the land that was to be given to Manasseh.

Josh 17:1 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the firstborn of Joseph; to wit, for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.

Josh 17:2 There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families.

Manasseh was the firstborn of Joseph (the other son being Ephraim) . All of the children that inherited the land were the male children according to tradition. If you remember, the tribe of Manesseh was divided. Half of the tribe settled on the east bank of Jordan, but the other half crossed over and are now given their portion.

 

II. The Daughters of Zelophead

Josh 17:3 But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

Josh 17:4 And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The LORD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren. Therefore according to the commandment of the LORD he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father.

Josh 17:5 And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan;

Josh 17:6 Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sons: and the rest of Manasseh's sons had the land of Gilead.

We see these women coming to Joshua and laying claim to an individual portion much like Caleb had requested in last weeks lesson. These 5 daughters of Zelophehad belonged to the tribe of Manesseh, and they said that they had received a promise through Moses to receive an inheritance.

Num 27:1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.

Num 27:2 And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

Num 27:3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.

Num 27:4 Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.

Num 27:5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.

Num 27:6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Num 27:7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.

Num 27:8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.

Num 27:9 And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.

Num 27:10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.

Num 27:11 And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.

According to these rules, if a woman married within in her own tribe, she could keep an inheritance. If she married outside of the tribe, she would not receive any inheritance for her native tribe. It would revert to the tribe to which she married into.

Num 36:1 And the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel:

Num 36:2 And they said, The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters.

Num 36:3 And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall it be taken from the lot of our inheritance.

 

III. The Complaint of the Children of Joseph

Josh 17:7 And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah, that lieth before Shechem; and the border went along on the right hand unto the inhabitants of Entappuah.

Josh 17:8 Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim;

Josh 17:9 And the coast descended unto the river Kanah, southward of the river: these cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh also was on the north side of the river, and the outgoings of it were at the sea:

Josh 17:10 Southward it was Ephraim's, and northward it was Manasseh's, and the sea is his border; and they met together in Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the east.

Josh 17:11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, even three countries.

Josh 17:12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

Josh 17:13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive them out.

Joseph desires a larger portion

Josh 17:14 And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?

Josh 17:15 And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.

Josh 17:16 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of Bethshean and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel.

Josh 17:17 And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot only:

Josh 17:18 But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.

The children of Joseph came to the leaders of Israel and complained that they had received just one lot, and there were a great number of people. Ephraim was not give a very large portion of land. In fact, it was only about half the size of the one given to Manesseh, although there were many in this tribe. Since Joshua himself belonged to this tribe, I’m sure they felt that he would do something to help. However, He did not. Is this the first case of someone murmuring in the nation of Israel.

The people murmured against Gideon.

Judg 8:1 And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with the Midianites? And they did chide with him sharply.

They murmured against Jephthah.

Judg 12:1 And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jephthah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thine house upon thee with fire.

In verse 14 of our text, we see that the children of Joseph made a claim that they were a great people. Joshua tells them in verses 15-18 to go and clear the land to use to raise food if Mt. Ephraim was too small for them. It appears from verse 16 that they were covetous people. We have to guard against this in our lives. So many times God gives us a great blessing and we compare it to some friend, and they have more and we want even more than them. That should not be our way of life. Whatever our lot, we should be thankful to God for it.

Exo 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Phil 4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

Phil 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Phil 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Paul told the Philippians that he had learned how to be happy in both flourishing times and in times of little. God help us to be a people so involved in God’s Will that if we have little or much, that we are always praying and thanking God for each blessing of life. I had a friend tell me this week of a man she knew that had a great desire to do the Will of God in his life. He works 2 hours a day three days a week to make a living tutoring children of rich people. He lives a meager existence, and spends all of his spare time doing the exact thing he fills God has called him to do, which is to minister and teach underprivileged children. He said when he graduated from college, he set a goal that he would never acquire more than 5 boxes of personal possessions, so that the things of this world would never weigh him down. I’ve mentioned before that I believe part of Jesus’ success in His ministry was the fact that he had no personal possessions to weigh him down. Paul was almost identical. Jesus told His disciples to go with little, but certainly to go.

Mark 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

Mark 6:8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

Mark 6:9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

Mark 6:10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.

Mark 6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

I don’t know about you, but it would be difficult to go without more than one coat, but that is how the apostles were to go. May we all assess our own lives, and see when enough is enough, that God’s work might go forward in a greater way. Sacrifice never comes easy, but that is what it takes to go forward God’s Way.

In our text, we see that in verse 5 that 10 portions fell to Manasseh beside the land Gilead and Bashan which were on the other side of Jordan. I wondered if the people were not afraid of the Canaanites that were in the valley because of their iron chariots.

Deu 20:1 When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

They were not to fear the chariots and horses, but if we look through human eyes many times we stumble. Building the church up is the same problem. To do it God’s way, it seems hard. But to do it our way is certain destruction if we leave God out of the plan.

 

IV. The Tabernacle is Setup at Shiloh

Josh 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.

Shiloh was in the lot of Ephraim, the tribe which Joshua belonged.

Num 13:8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.

Num 13:9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.

Num 13:10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.

Num 13:11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.

Num 13:12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.

Num 13:13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.

Num 13:14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.

Num 13:15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

Num 13:16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.

During several generations of Israel’s spiritual powerlessness the tabernacle remained in Shiloh. This was a temporary location, because it was not in the center of the land. It would be placed permanently at a site through David, which would one day be Jerusalem. But until the site changed, the people of Israel were to worship the Lord at Shiloh. The tabernacle remained in Shiloh during the whole period of the Judges.

1 Sam 4:3 And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.

It appears in the days of Elijah and Elisha that their headquarters was in Gilgal. We do know that when Solomon built the temple, he built it at Jerusalem.

 

V. The Portion of the Seven Tribes

Josh 18:2 And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.

Josh 18:3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you?

Why was it that seven tribes had not yet received their inheritance? Had someone blocked their way? Was it because God’s time for them to possess the land had not yet come? We talk about being patient and waiting on the Lord in our lives. The truth was that they had not received their inheritance due to their own indifference. They were slack about going in to possess the land which God had given them.

The Lord is against those that are lukewarm. Remember what God said about the church in Laodicea in Revelation that was lukewarm?

Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

God does not want half hearted, lukewarm Christians. As one of the football coaches said, "You will be fired up or you’ll be fired out." We need to have a great passion for the work of the Lord. These seven tribes had watched the allotments given to 2 tribes, but cared so little that they had not asked for theirs.

There were several reasons why the children of Israel were slack to go and possess their inheritance. The countries that remained to be divided lay at a distance, and some parts of the them were still in control of the Canaanites. To take possession meant that some of the cities would have be built or repaired. And thirdly, they would have to drive their flocks and herds a great way and take their wives and children into strange places. We are not a people subject to want to change. The Israelites wanted the status quo. But if that is not God’s Will, you had best be moving.

 

VI. The Men Describe the Land

Josh 18:4 Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me.

Josh 18:5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.

Josh 18:6 Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD our God.

Josh 18:7 But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of the LORD is their inheritance: and Gad, and Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have received their inheritance beyond Jordan on the east, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them.

Josh 18:8 And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you before the LORD in Shiloh.

Josh 18:9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.

These men are sent out by Joshua to survey the sections of Canaan that had not yet been distributed. Three men of each tribe were to go out and make this survey. They were to furnish something to Joshua upon their return that was in the order of a map. And they were to come up with a description of the country, and make a report on their findings.

 

VII. The Lot of Benjamin

Josh 18:10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.

Josh 18:11 And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.

Josh 18:12 And their border on the north side was from Jordan; and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north side, and went up through the mountains westward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Bethaven.

Josh 18:13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which is Bethel, southward; and the border descended to Atarothadar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the nether Bethhoron.

Josh 18:14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter.

Josh 18:15 And the south quarter was from the end of Kirjathjearim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah:

Josh 18:16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, and descended to Enrogel,

Josh 18:17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Enshemesh, and went forth toward Geliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,

Josh 18:18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went down unto Arabah:

Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob. You remember how Jacob loved Benjamin after he thought that Joseph had died when his brothers sold him into the land of Egypt as a slave. Benjamin’s lot came between Judah and Joseph. There were two things said about the future of this tribe. One was spoken by Jacob, the other by Moses.

Gen 49:27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

Deu 33:12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.

Moses said that the Lord would protect the tribe of Benjamin. The speaking in the verse about "in the morning" and "at night" speaks of the earlier and later history of the tribe.

The first king of Israel came from the tribe of Benjamin.

1 Sam 9:1 Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.

1 Sam 9:2 And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.

VIII. Simeon’s Lot

Josh 19:1 And the second lot came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah.

Josh 19:2 And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, and Sheba, and Moladah,

Josh 19:3 And Hazarshual, and Balah, and Azem,

Josh 19:4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,

Josh 19:5 And Ziklag, and Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusah,

Josh 19:6 And Bethlebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their villages:

Josh 19:7 Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their villages:

Josh 19:8 And all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalathbeer, Ramath of the south. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families.

Josh 19:9 Out of the portion of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was too much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of them.

We see in Chapter 19 the lots given to several of the tribes. Simeon was given his lot in the first 9 verses.

Josh 19:10 And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid:

Josh 19:11 And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that is before Jokneam;

Josh 19:12 And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the border of Chislothtabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia.

Josh 19:13 And from thence passeth on along on the east to Gittahhepher, to Ittahkazin, and goeth out to Remmonmethoar to Neah;

Josh 19:14 And the border compasseth it on the north side to Hannathon: and the outgoings thereof are in the valley of Jiphthahel:

Josh 19:15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.

Josh 19:16 This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.

Verses 10 –16 tell of the inheritance given to the tribe of Zebulan.

The tribe of Issachar receives their inheritance in verse 17-23.

Josh 19:17 And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families.

Josh 19:18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem,

Josh 19:19 And Haphraim, and Shihon, and Anaharath,

Josh 19:20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez,

Josh 19:21 And Remeth, and Engannim, and Enhaddah, and Bethpazzez;

Josh 19:22 And the coast reacheth to Tabor, and Shahazimah, and Bethshemesh; and the outgoings of their border were at Jordan: sixteen cities with their villages.

Josh 19:23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar according to their families, the cities and their villages.

We see the fifth lot was given to the tribe of Asher in verse 24-31.

Josh 19:24 And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families.

Josh 19:25 And their border was Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, and Achshaph,

Josh 19:26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath;

Josh 19:27 And turneth toward the sunrising to Bethdagon, and reacheth to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek, and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand,

Josh 19:28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great Zidon;

Josh 19:29 And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib:

Josh 19:30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty and two cities with their villages.

Josh 19:31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.

The lot given to Nephtali was described in verse 32 – 39.

Josh 19:32 The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even for the children of Naphtali according to their families.

Josh 19:33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan:

Josh 19:34 And then the coast turneth westward to Aznothtabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sunrising.

Josh 19:35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth,

Josh 19:36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor,

Josh 19:37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and Enhazor,

Josh 19:38 And Iron, and Migdalel, Horem, and Bethanath, and Bethshemesh; nineteen cities with their villages.

Josh 19:39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families, the cities and their villages.

In verse 40 – 51, we see the lot given to Dan.

Josh 19:40 And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families.

Josh 19:41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Irshemesh,

Josh 19:42 And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and Jethlah,

Josh 19:43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron,

Josh 19:44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath,

Josh 19:45 And Jehud, and Beneberak, and Gathrimmon,

Josh 19:46 And Mejarkon, and Rakkon, with the border before Japho.

Josh 19:47 And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.

Josh 19:48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.

Josh 19:49 When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun among them:

Josh 19:50 According to the word of the LORD they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnathserah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt therein.

Josh 19:51 These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country.

Dan was the last tribe to receive an inheritance. You notice that in Revelation, that Dan is not mentioned with the 144,000 who are to be sealed during the tribulation. This is probably due to the idol worship that was allowed in their land.

Judg 18:30 And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land.

Judg 18:31 And they set them up Micah's graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.

 

Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Rev 7:5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

Rev 7:6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

Rev 7:7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

Rev 7:8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

 

 

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