New International Version
"These are the names of the men who are to assign the land for you as an inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun.
King James Bible
These are the names of the men which shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
Darby Bible Translation
These are the names of the men who shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
World English Bible
"These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
Young's Literal Translation
These are the names of the men who give to you the inheritance of the land: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua son of Nun,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is the land which ye shall inherit by lot - Much of what is said concerning this land is peculiarly emphatic. It is a land that contains a multitude of advantages in its climate, its soil, situation, etc. It is bounded on the south by a ridge of mountains, which separate it from Arabia, and screen it from the burning and often pestiferous winds which blow over the desert from that quarter. On the west it is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea; on the north, by Mount Libanus, which defends it from the cold northern blasts; and on the east by the river Jordan, and its fertile, well-watered plains. It is described by God himself as "a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains, and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey; a land wherein there was no scarcity of bread, and where both iron and copper mines abounded," Deuteronomy 8:7-9 : a land finely diversified with hills and valleys, and well watered by the rain of heaven, in this respect widely different from Egypt; a land which God cared for, on which his eyes were continually placed from the beginning to the end of the year; watched over by a most merciful Providence; in a word, a land which flowed with milk and honey, and was the most pleasant of all lands; Deuteronomy 11:11, Deuteronomy 11:12; Ezekiel 20:6. Such was the land, and such were the advantages that this most favored people were called to possess. They were called to possess it by lot that each might be satisfied with his possession, as considering it to be appointed to him by the especial providence of God; and its boundaries were ascertained on Divine authority, to prevent all covetousness after the territories of others.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
are the names. It is worthy of remark, that Moses does not follow any order hitherto used in arranging the tribes, but places them exactly in the order in which they possessed the land, and according to their fraternal relationship. Judah is first, having the first lot, in the South and next him is Simeon, because his inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah. Benjamin, the third, had his portion between Judah and the children of Joseph. Dan was the fourth, and his lot was westward of Benjamin. Manasseh and his brother Ephraim had their inheritances behind that of Benjamin. Next there dwelt Zebulun and Issachar, and then Asher and Haphtali. Eleazar.
LibraryThe Talmudic Girdle of the Land under the Second Temple, Taken Out of the Jerusalem Sheviith, Fol. 36 3
What all these things mean, I cannot so much as conjecture; yea, nor can I scarce conjecture, what the meaning is of some of them. Neither is there any Oedipus at hand, nor Sphinx herself, to explain and unriddle them. The Talmudists are silent from making any comments here, nor have we the advantage of any other commentator. We must, therefore, act here according to the uncertain instruction of nods and winks; and that either by saying nothing, or by mere conjecture, since that the mind of the authors …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Pamias. Paneas, the Spring of Jordan.
The LORD said to Moses,
And appoint one leader from each tribe to help assign the land.
But your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage him, because he will lead Israel to inherit it.
Now these are the areas the Israelites received as an inheritance in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel allotted to them.
Their inheritances were assigned by lot to the nine-and-a-half tribes, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.
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