1 Chronicles 7:28
New International Version
Their lands and settlements included Bethel and its surrounding villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages all the way to Ayyah and its villages.

New Living Translation
The descendants of Ephraim lived in the territory that included Bethel and its surrounding towns to the south, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its surrounding villages to the north as far as Ayyah and its towns.

English Standard Version
Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer and its towns, Shechem and its towns, and Ayyah and its towns;

Berean Study Bible
Their holdings and settlements included Bethel and its villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages as far as Ayyah and its villages.

New American Standard Bible
Their possessions and settlements were Bethel with its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer with its towns, and Shechem with its towns as far as Ayyah with its towns,

King James Bible
And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Gaza and the towns thereof:

Christian Standard Bible
Their holdings and settlements were Bethel and its surrounding villages; Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages as far as Ayyah and its villages,

Contemporary English Version
The descendants of Ephraim took over the territory as far south as Bethel, as far east as Naaran, and as far west as Gezer. Their territory included all the villages around these towns, as well as Shechem, Ayyah, and the nearby villages.

Good News Translation
The territory which they took and settled included Bethel and the towns around it, as far east as Naaran and as far west as Gezer and the towns around it. It also included the cities of Shechem and Ayyah, and the towns around them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their holdings and settlements were Bethel and its villages; Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages as far as Ayyah and its villages,

International Standard Version
Their possessions and settlements included Bethel and its towns, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its towns to the west, Shechem and its towns as far as Ayyah and its towns

NET Bible
Their property and settlements included Bethel and its surrounding towns, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its surrounding towns to the west, and Shechem and its surrounding towns as far as Ayyah and its surrounding towns.

New Heart English Bible
Their possessions and habitations were Bethel and its towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with its towns; Shechem also and its towns, to Ayyah and its towns;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The land and homes of Ephraim's descendants were in Bethel and its villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer with its villages to the west, Shechem and its villages, and as far as Gaza and its villages.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And their possessions and habitations were Beth-el and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Aiah and the towns thereof;

New American Standard 1977
And their possessions and settlements were Bethel with its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer with its towns, and Shechem with its towns as far as Ayyah with its towns,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And their inheritance and habitation was Bethel with its towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer with its towns; likewise Shechem and its towns unto Gaza and its towns,

King James 2000 Bible
And their possessions and habitations were, Beth-el and its towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with its towns; Shechem also and its towns, unto Ayyah and its towns:

American King James Version
And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, to Gaza and the towns thereof:

American Standard Version
And their possessions and habitations were Beth-el and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Azzah and the towns thereof;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And their possession and their dwelling were Baethel and her towns, to the east Noaran, westward Gazer and her towns, and Sychem and her towns, as far as Gaza and her towns.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their possessions and habitations were Bethel with her daughters, and eastward Noran, and westward Gazer and her daughters, Sichem also with her daughters, as far as Ass with her daughters.

Darby Bible Translation
And their possession and dwelling-places were Bethel and its dependent villages, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer and its dependent villages, and Shechem and its dependent villages as far as to Gazah and its dependent villages.

English Revised Version
And their possessions and habitations were Beth-el and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Azzah and the towns thereof:

Webster's Bible Translation
And their possessions and habitations were, Beth-el, and its towns, and eastward Naaram, and westward Gezer, with its towns; Shechem also and its towns, to Gaza and its towns:

World English Bible
Their possessions and habitations were Bethel and its towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with its towns; Shechem also and its towns, to Azzah and its towns;

Young's Literal Translation
And their possession and their dwellings are Beth-El and its small towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer and its small towns, and Shechem and its small towns, unto Gaza and its small towns;
Study Bible
The Descendants of Ephraim
27Nun his son, and Joshua his son. 28Their holdings and settlements included Bethel and its villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages as far as Ayyah and its villages. 29And along the borders of Manasseh were Beth-shean, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dor, together with their villages. The descendants of Joseph son of Israel lived in these towns.…
Cross References
Joshua 16:2
It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz) and proceeded to the border of the Archites in Ataroth.

Joshua 16:7
From Janoah it went down to Ataroth and Naarah, and then reached Jericho and came out at the Jordan.

Treasury of Scripture

And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, to Gaza and the towns thereof:

Beth-el

Genesis 28:19
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

Joshua 16:2
And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth,

Judges 1:22
And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel: and the LORD was with them.

Naarath

1 Chronicles 6:66,67
And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim…

towns [heb] daughters







Lexicon
Their holdings
וַאֲחֻזָּתָם֙ (wa·’ă·ḥuz·zā·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 272: Something seized, a possession

and settlements
וּמֹ֣שְׁבוֹתָ֔ם (ū·mō·šə·ḇō·w·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4186: A seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling, dwellers

included
בֵּֽית־ (bêṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew

Bethel
אֵ֖ל (’êl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1008: Bethel -- 'house of God', a city in Ephraim, also a place in southern Judah

and its villages,
וּבְנֹתֶ֑יהָ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

Naaran
נַעֲרָ֔ן (na·‘ă·rān)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5295: Naaran -- a place in Ephraim

to the east,
וְלַמִּזְרָ֣ח (wə·lam·miz·rāḥ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4217: Place of sunrise, the east

Gezer
גֶּ֤זֶר (ge·zer)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1507: Gezer -- 'portion', a Levitical city on the border of Ephraim

and its villages
וּבְנֹתֶ֙יהָ֙ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

to the west,
וְלַֽמַּעֲרָ֗ב (wə·lam·ma·‘ă·rāḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4628: The west

and Shechem
וּשְׁכֶ֣ם (ū·šə·ḵem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

and its villages
וּבְנֹתֶ֔יהָ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

as far as
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Ayyah
עַיָּ֖ה (‘ay·yāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5804: A Philistine city

and its villages.
וּבְנֹתֶֽיהָ׃ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter
THE BOUNDS OF EPHRAIM AND WEST MANASSEH

(1Chronicles 7:28-29).

Comp. 1Chronicles 6:54, sqq., where a list of the cities of the Levites is similarly added to their tribal registers.

(28) And their possessions.--Heb., and their domain and their seats were Bethel and her daughters; "their domain," that is, the domain of both divisions of the tribe of Joseph.

Bethel--originally assigned to Benjamin (Joshua 18:22), belonged later to the northern kingdom. The present list appears therefore to be younger than the disruption of Solomon's empire.

Naaran, or Naarah (Naapa) (Joshua 16:7) was a town north-east of Jericho. Gezer lay on the southwest border of Ephraim (Joshua 16:3), Shechem (Nabl�s, ????????) on the north. Gaza: so the LXX? Vulg. (Aza which represents the Hebrew 'Azz?h, i.e., Gaza), and Targum; but a great number of MSS. and seventeen editions read Ayyah, a place not mentioned elsewhere, but doubtless lying on the north-west border of Ephraim.

(29) And by the borders of the children of Manasseh.--Literally, and upon the hands of the sons of Manasseh, a favourite phrase with the chronicler, occurring nine times in Chronicles and once in Ezra. (See Note on 1Chronicles 6:31.) The four cities lay within the territory of Issachar and Asher, but were assigned to Manassen (Joshua 17:11). They mark the northward marches of the two houses of Joseph, as the cities of 1Chronicles 7:28 mark the southward. They long withstood the Israelite occupation (Joshua 17:12-16; see also Judges 5:19. "Then fought the kings of Canaan, in Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo.")

Verse 28. - Naaran. This place is probably the same with the Naarath or Naarah of Joshua 16:7; though here it is said to be an eastward limit, and there its description might rather seem that of a southward limit. Gaza. This name can scarcely designate the well-known Gaza, assigned to Judah (Joshua 15:47; Judges 1:18), but so largely the prey of the Philistines (Judges 3:3; Judges 16:21; 1 Samuel 6:17). 7:1-40 Genealogies. - Here is no account either of Zebulun or Dan. We can assign no reason why they only should be omitted; but it is the disgrace of the tribe of Dan, that idolatry began in that colony which fixed in Laish, and called it Dan, Jud 18 and there one of the golden calves was set up by Jeroboam. Dan is omitted, Re 7. Men become abominable when they forsake the worship of the true God, for any creature object.
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