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Yehoshua - Joshua - Chapter 16

Yehoshua - Joshua - Chapter 16

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Chapter 16

1And the lot for the children of Joseph went out from the Jordan at Jericho, to the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goes up from Jericho on the mountain to Beth-el;   אוַיֵּצֵא הַגּוֹרָל לִבְנֵי יוֹסֵף מִיַּרְדֵּן יְרִיחוֹ לְמֵי יְרִיחוֹ מִזְרָחָה הַמִּדְבָּר עֹלֶה מִירִיחוֹ בָּהָר בֵּית אֵל:
And the lot for the children of Joseph went out: At the northern boundary of the end of Joshua’s conquest, the lot fell for them, as he states below: “and the sons (sic) of Joseph shall remain in their border on the north.” [Should read: “And the house of Joseph.”] Now much of the land was between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph, which the remaining tribes took after them, [or between them], as we find concerning the tribe of Benjamin: “and the border of their lot went out between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.”  
from the Jordan at Jericho, to the water of Jericho on the east: I.e., here the border started on the east.  
to the wilderness that goes up from Jericho: To the wilderness, it [the border] goes up from Jericho and comes westward to Beth-el.  
2And it went out from Beth-el to Luz, and passed along to the border of Archi to 'Ataroth;   בוְיָצָא מִבֵּית אֵל לוּזָה וְעָבַר אֶל גְּבוּל הָאַרְכִּי עֲטָרוֹת:
3And it went down westward to the border of Japhleti, to the border of lower Beth-horon, and to Gezer; and its goings out were at the sea.   גוְיָרַד יָמָּה אֶל גְּבוּל הַיַּפְלֵטִי עַד גְּבוּל בֵּית חֹרוֹן תַּחְתּוֹן וְעַד גָּזֶר וְהָיוּ תֹצְאֹתָו יָמָּה:
4And the children of Joseph: Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.   דוַיִּנְחֲלוּ בְנֵי יוֹסֵף מְנַשֶּׁה וְאֶפְרָיִם:
5And the border of the children of Ephraim according to their families was: the border of their inheritance on the east side was 'Atroth-addar, to upper Beth-horon;   הוַיְהִי גְּבוּל בְּנֵי אֶפְרַיִם לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָם וַיְהִי גְּבוּל נַחֲלָתָם מִזְרָחָה עַטְרוֹת אַדָּר עַד בֵּית חוֹרֹן עֶלְיוֹן:
on the east side was 'Atroth- addar: “To the east it starts from 'Atroth-addar,” and from there was the width of his boundary to Beth horon; this is its width.  
6And the border went out toward the west to Michmetath on the northside; and the border turned about eastward to Taanath-shiloh, and passed over it on the east of Janoah;   ווְיָצָא הַגְּבוּל הַיָּמָּה הַמִּכְמְתָת מִצָּפוֹן וְנָסַב הַגְּבוּל מִזְרָחָה תַּאֲנַת שִׁלֹה וְעָבַר אוֹתוֹ מִמִּזְרַח יָנוֹחָה:
And the border went out toward the west: Its length was to the west side, to Michmetath; the line went on the north of Michmetath.  
and the border turned about: The width of the boundary spread out toward the north, and the line went out with its bulge to the east of Taanath-shiloh.  
and passed over it: And the border passed Taanath-shiloh, and the line passed on the east of Janoah. All this is the bulge of the width until “And went out at the Jordan.” And there is a city named Tappuah, and from there the line turned about to the measure of the length of the border westward to the stream of Kanah.  
7And it went down from Janoah to 'Ataroth, and to Naarath, and reached Jericho, and went out at the Jordan.   זוְיָרַד מִיָּנוֹחָה עֲטָרוֹת וְנַעֲרָתָה וּפָגַע בִּירִיחוֹ וְיָצָא הַיַּרְדֵּן:
8The border went westward from Tappuah to the stream of Kanah; and its goings out were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families.   חמִתַּפּוּחַ יֵלֵךְ הַגְּבוּל יָמָּה נַחַל קָנָה וְהָיוּ תֹצְאֹתָיו הַיָּמָּה זֹאת נַחֲלַת מַטֵּה בְנֵי אֶפְרַיִם לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָם:
9And the separated cities for the children of Ephraim among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.   טוְהֶעָרִים הַמִּבְדָּלוֹת לִבְנֵי אֶפְרַיִם בְּתוֹךְ נַחֲלַת בְּנֵי מְנַשֶּׁה כָּל הֶעָרִים וְחַצְרֵיהֶן:
And the separated cities: And this too is still of the inheritance of Ephraim: They had cities separated from their boundary, and enveloped by the inheritance of the children of Manasseh.  
10And they did not drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt among the Ephraimites to this day, and they became servants under tribute.   יוְלֹא הוֹרִישׁוּ אֶת הַכְּנַעֲנִי הַיּוֹשֵׁב בְּגָזֶר וַיֵּשֶׁב הַכְּנַעֲנִי בְּקֶרֶב אֶפְרַיִם עַד הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה וַיְהִי לְמַס עֹבֵד:
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