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Judah’s boundaries

15:1 Then was the lot of the tribe of the sons of Judah by their families ; [even] to the border of Edomאֱדוֹם
was an ancient kingdom in Transjordan, located between Moab to the northeast, the Arabah to the west, and the Arabian Desert to the south and east.[5] Most of its former territory is now divided between present-day southern Israel and Jordan. Edom appears in written sources relating to the late Bronze Age and to the Iron Age in the Levant.
the wilderness of Zin southward [was] the uttermost part of the south border.
15:2 And their south border was from the shore of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looked southward
15:3 And it went out to the south side to Maalehacrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side to Kadeshbarnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa
15:4 [From there] it passed toward Azmon, and went out to the river of Egypt ; and the goings out of that border were at the sea this shall be your south border.
15:5 And the east border [was] the salt sea, [even] to the end of Jordan. And [their] border in the north quarter [was] from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan
15:6 And the border went up to Bethhogla, and passed along by the north of Betharabah ; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben
15:7 And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that [is] before the going up to Adummim, which [is] on the south side of the river and the border passed toward the waters of Enshemesh, and the goings out of it were at Enrogel
15:8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the south side of the Jebusite ; the same [is] Jerusalem and the border went up to the top of the mountain that [lies] before the valley of Hinnom westward, which [is] at the end of the valley of the Rephaimרְפָאִים
Transliteration: rᵊp̄ā’îm Pronunciation: raw-faw’eem – giants, Rephaim For more info click here
northward
15:9 And the border was drawn from the top of the hill to the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron ; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which [is] Kirjathjearim
15:10 And the border compassed from Baalah westward to mount Seir, and passed along to the side of
mount Jearim, which [is] Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah
15:11 And the border went out to the side of Ekron northward and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out to Jabneel ; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
15:12 And the west border [was] to the great sea, and the border [of it]. This [is] the border of the sons of Judah round about according to their families.

Caleb’s portion


15:13 And to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the sons of Judah, according to the commandment of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
to Joshua יְהוֹשֻׁעַ
Yəhōšuaʿ,(/ˈdʒɒʃuə/), lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) also known as Yehoshua. Yeshua or Y’shua (ישוע; with vowel pointing Hebrew: יֵשׁוּעַ, romanized: Yēšūaʿ) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation.
, [even] the city of Arba the father of Anak, which [city is] Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
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15:14 And Caleb drove there the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the sons of Anak.
15:15 And he went up there to the inhabitants of Debir and the name of Debir before [was] Kirjathsepher.
15:16 And Caleb said, He that strikes Kirjathsepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
15:17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
15:18 And it came to pass, as she came [unto him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field and she jumped off [her] ass ; and Caleb said to her, What would you?
15:19 Who answered, Give me a blessing ; for you have given me a south land ; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs.
15:20 This [is] the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah according to their families.

Judah’s Cities


15:21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the border of Edomאֱדוֹם
was an ancient kingdom in Transjordan, located between Moab to the northeast, the Arabah to the west, and the Arabian Desert to the south and east.[5] Most of its former territory is now divided between present-day southern Israel and Jordan. Edom appears in written sources relating to the late Bronze Age and to the Iron Age in the Levant.
southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
15:22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
15:23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
15:24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
15:25 And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, [and] Hezron, which [is] Hazor,
15:26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
15:27 And Hazargaddah, and Heshmon, and Bethpalet,
15:28 And Hazarshual, and Beershebaבְּאֵר שֶׁבַע
romanized: Bəʾēr Ševaʿ, or Beer Sheva, officially Be’er-Sheva lit. ’Well of the Oath or Well of the Seven’click here
, and Bizjothjah,
15:29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,
15:30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
15:31 And Ziklagצִקְלַג
is the biblical name of a town that was located in the Negev region in the south-west of what was the Kingdom of Judah. It was a provincial town within the Philistine kingdom of Gath when Achish was king. Its exact location has not been identified with any certainty.
, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
15:32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon all the cities [are] twenty and nine, with their villages
15:33 [And] in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
15:34 And Zanoah, and Engannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
15:35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
15:36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim ; fourteen cities with their villages
15:37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdalgad,
15:38 And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
15:39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
15:40 And Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
15:41 And Gederoth, Bethdagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah ; sixteen cities with their villages
15:42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
15:43 And Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
15:44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah ; nine cities with their villages
15:45 Ekron, with her towns and her villages
15:46 From Ekron even to the sea, all that [lay] near Ashdod, with their villages
15:47 Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages, to the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border [of it]
15:48 And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
15:49 And Dannah, and Kirjathsannah, which [is] Debir,
15:50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
15:51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh ; eleven cities with their villages
15:52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean,
15:53 And Janum, and Bethtappuah, and Aphekah,
15:54 And Humtah, and Kirjatharba, which [is] Hebronחֶבְרוֹן
Ḥevrōn is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam.
, and Zior; nine cities with their villages
15:55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
15:56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
15:57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah ; ten cities with their villages
15:58 Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor,
15:59 And Maarath, and Bethanoth, and Eltekon ; six cities with their villages
15:60 Kirjathbaal, which [is] Kirjathjearim, and Rabbah ; two cities with their villages
15:61 In the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah,
15:62 And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi ; six cities with their villages.
15:63 As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the sons of Judah could not drive them out but the Jebusites stay with the sons of Judah at Jerusalem to this day. 

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