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Location: Qumran Cave 4
Date: About 50 B.C.
Contents: Joshua 2:11-12, 3:15-17, 4:1-3, 17:1-5, 11-15
11 As soon as we had
heard it, our hearts melted, and there wasn’t any more spirit in
any man, because of you: for Yahweh your God, he is God in heaven above, and
on earth beneath. 12
15 and when those who bore the
1 When all the nation
had completely crossed over the Jordan, Yahweh spoke to Joshua, saying, 2 “Take
twelve men out of the people, a man out of every tribe, 3 and
1 This was the lot for the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the firstborn of Joseph. As for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan. 2 So this was for the rest of the children of Manasseh according to their families: for the children of Abiezer, for the children of Helek, for the children of Asriel, for the children of Shechem, for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida. These were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph according to their families. 3 But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters. These are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 4 They came to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the princes, saying, “Yahweh commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brothers.” Therefore according to the commandment of Yahweh he gave them an inheritance among the brothers of their father. 5 Ten parts fell to Manasseh, in addition to the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan;
had three heights in Issachar, in Asher the
inhabitants of En Dor
13 When the children of
Israel had grown strong, they put the Canaanites
to forced labor, and didn’t utterly
drive them out. 14 The children of Joseph
spoke to Joshua, saying, “Why
have you given me just one lot and
one part for an inheritance, since we are a numerous
people, because Yahweh has blessed us
15 Joshua said to them, “If you are a numerous people, go up to the forest, and clear land for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim; since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you.”
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