The Allotment for Ephraim and Manasseh
1The allotment of the people of Joseph went from the Jordan by Jericho, east of the waters of Jericho, #ch. 8:15; 18:12into the wilderness, going up from Jericho into the hill country to Bethel. 2Then #[ch. 18:13; Gen. 28:19; Judg. 1:23, 26]going from Bethel to Luz, it passes along to Ataroth, the territory of the Archites. 3Then it goes down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of Lower #See ch. 10:10 Beth-horon, then to #See ch. 10:33Gezer, and it ends at the sea.
4 # [ch. 17:14] The people of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, received their inheritance.
5The territory of the people of Ephraim by their clans was as follows: the boundary of their inheritance on the east was #ch. 18:13Ataroth-addar as far as Upper Beth-horon, 6and the boundary goes from there to the sea. On the north is #ch. 17:7Michmethath. Then on the east the boundary turns around toward Taanath-shiloh and passes along beyond it on the east to Janoah, 7then it goes down from Janoah to Ataroth and #1 Chr. 7:28to Naarah, and touches Jericho, ending at the Jordan. 8From #ch. 17:8, 9Tappuah the boundary goes westward to the brook Kanah and ends at the sea. Such is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Ephraim by their clans, 9together with #[See ver. 8 above]the towns that were set apart for the people of Ephraim within the inheritance of the Manassites, all those towns with their villages. 10However, #Judg. 1:29; 1 Kgs. 9:16 they did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer, so the Canaanites have lived in the midst of Ephraim to this day but have been made #ch. 17:13; Gen. 49:15to do forced labor.
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