Numbers 26:55
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English Standard Version
But the land shall be divided by lot. According to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

King James Bible
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

American Standard Version
Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet so that by lot the land be divided to the tribe and families.

English Revised Version
Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

Webster's Bible Translation
Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The families of Naphtali tally with the sons of Naphtali in Genesis 46:24 and 1 Chronicles 7:30.

Numbers 26:55 Parallel Commentaries

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This division by lot seems to have respect only to the quarter, or situation, which each tribe was to possess, and not to the quantity or extent of land, which was to be proportioned to the numbers of each tribe, according to the register now formed. Thus, for instance, it was determined by lot which of the twelve tribes was to inherit in the south, which in the north, etc.; then, in that quarter where the lot fell, a larger or smaller portion of land was assigned them, according to the goodness of the soil, and in proportion as they were more or less numerous. Thus the decreasing of any tribe in the wilderness, proved the decrease of their future political importance and affluence in all succeeding ages. This equal division of property was, under God, the great bulwark and strength of the Hebrew commonwealth. According to the most exact calculations, Canaan contained

14,976,000 acres; which, divided among

600,000 men, will allow of more than

Numbers 26:21 And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.

acres and a half to each, with a remainder of

1,976,000 acres for the princes of tribes, Levitical cities; so that there was an ample provision to enable each person, with all the advantages of that fertile country and fine climate, to live, if not in affluent, yet in very comfortable circumstances. Canaan lies between lat.

31 degrees and

33 degrees

30' north and long.

35 degrees and

37 degrees east; its length, from the city of Dan to Beersheba, is about

200 miles; and its breadth, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the eastern borders, about

90. The Canaanites, the descendants of Canaan, son of Ham, and the original inhabitants of the land, were divided into seven principal nations, the Amorites, Hittites, Jebusites, Girgashites, Canaanites, Perizzites, and Hivites, and formed themselves into almost as many kingdoms as they had cities. After their defeat by the Israelites, such as escaped the sword became tributary; but in process of time, having seduced them to their idolatries, they recovered many of the strongest places in the country; and even formed themselves into a mighty kingdom in Galilee. They were, however, again defeated by Barak, but were not finally subdued till the reign of David and Solomon; the latter of whom employed

153,600 in the most servile parts of the work of building the temple, palace, etc.

Romans 11:7 What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

Cross References
Numbers 26:56
Their inheritance shall be divided according to lot between the larger and the smaller."

Numbers 33:54
You shall inherit the land by lot according to your clans. To a large tribe you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a small inheritance. Wherever the lot falls for anyone, that shall be his. According to the tribes of your fathers you shall inherit.

Numbers 34:13
Moses commanded the people of Israel, saying, "This is the land that you shall inherit by lot, which the LORD has commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe.

Joshua 14:2
Their inheritance was by lot, just as the LORD had commanded by the hand of Moses for the nine and one-half tribes.

Ezekiel 47:22
You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the sojourners who reside among you and have had children among you. They shall be to you as native-born children of Israel. With you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.

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