The remaining tribes of Israel received land in Canaan as allotted by Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the tribal leaders. 2 These nine and a half tribes received their grants of land by means of sacred lots, in accordance with the Lord’s command through Moses.
In case you’re just joining us, we have been following along in the book of Joshua, who has taken over leadership of Israel after Moses died.
The people of Israel, though one body of beloved people in God, were divided into 12 tribes, descending from the 12 sons of Jacob. These tribes were:
- Judah (forefather of Jesus),
- Joseph (read his story here)
By this time, these 12 tribes had multiplied into thousands of God’s people, just as he promised Abraham (Genesis 17). As always…
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