Apportionment of lands —And the names of the tribes
Time ~ 4. Conquest of Canaan Span ~ 170 years Books ~ Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1Samuel Figures ~ Joshua, Samuel Begins with ~ Entry into promised Land across Jordan
Continuing our study of the Conquest of Canaan we note the apportionment of tribal territories.1
The numbers in brackets below are the chapters in the book of Joshua.
1 Territories East of Jordan
Hebron for Caleb (14)
2 Territories West of Jordan
3 Other apportionments
A town for Joshua (19)
The cities of refuge (20)
Towns for the Levites (21)
1Note:—Twelve Tribes. The names of the territories apportioned do not match exactly with the twelve sons of Jacob, because the sons of Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) gained separate territories, whilst the Levites had no single territory as such, but were allotted various towns.
The twelve sons of Jacob (Israel) from oldest to youngest were as follows.
Leah was the mother of 1. Reuben, 2. Simeon, 3. Levi and 4. Judah(Genesis 29:31-35).
Bilhah (Rachel’s maid) was the mother of 5. Dan and 6. Naphtali(Genesis 30:1-8).
Zilpa (Leah’s maid) was the mother of 7. Gad and 8. Asher(Genesis 30:9-13)..
Leah was the mother of 9. Issachar and 10. Zebulun(Genesis 30:17-21).(Genesis 30:22-).
Rachel was the mother of 11. Joseph and 12. Benjamin(Genesis 30:22-24,Genesis 35:16-18).