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Map of the Twelve 12 Tribes of Israel

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Map showing the allocation of the 12 Tribes of Israel

 

Joshua and the Israelites secure the land of Canaan

Shortly after conquering and securing the land of Canaan against the enemies of God, The land of Canaan was divided up into parcels, or tribal territories, and dispersed among the twelve tribes by parcel. These were the tribes of Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh. Notice Levi is not included in this group. Shortly after their conquest of the land of Canaan, the descendants of Levi did not receive a territorial allotment themselves. The descendants of Levi dispersed throughout several cities in Israel and became the line of priests for which they are known today. The sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Mannesseh, both received territorial allotments, essentially giving Joseph a double portion as a reward for his faithfulness, as depicted in Genesis 47:11-12.

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