1 These are what the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar
the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children
of Israel divided up as possessions.
2 Their inheritance was by lot, as Jehovah had commanded by the hand of Moses, for the
nine tribes and the half-tribe.
3 For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe on the other side
of the Jordan; but to the Levites he had given no inheritance among them.
4 For the sons of Joseph were two tribes: Manasseh and Ephraim. And they gave no
portion to the Levites in the land, except cities to dwell in, with their common lands for
their livestock and their property.
5 As Jehovah had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did; and they divided the
6 Then the sons of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the
Kenizzite said to him: You know the word which Jehovah had spoken to Moses the man of
God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea.
7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of Jehovah sent me from Kadesh Barnea
to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.
8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I
wholly followed Jehovah my God.
9 And Moses swore on that day, saying, Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall
be your inheritance and of your sons perpetually, because you have fully followed Jehovah
10 And now, behold, Jehovah has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever
since Jehovah spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now,
here I am this day, eighty-five years old.
11 As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength
was then, so now is my strength for war, both to go out and to come in.
12 Now therefore, give me this mountain of which Jehovah spoke in that day; for you
heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It
may be that Jehovah will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as Jehovah has
13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an
14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite
to this day, because he fully followed Jehovah the God of Israel.
15 And the name of Hebron formerly was Kirjath Arba (Arba was a great man among the
Anakim). And the land had rest from war.