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The Levitical towns - Regional maps

Contents

  1. The overall tribal distribution
  2. The town distribution in Joshua
  3. The town distribution in 1 Chronicles
  4. Overview of differences between the two distributions

This page shows maps of the approximate locations of the towns apportioned to the Levites. It should be remembered that not all of the towns can be definitely matched with modern locations. However, the broad picture presented should be reasonably accurate. It is clear that the distribution is not uniform over the whole of the claimed territory. The transJordan Leveitical towns are reasonably well scattered. However, the towns west of the Jordan are in two main clusters - the southern highland belt, and along the Jezreel valley. This reflects the overall pattern of population at this time.

Also clear is the location of the two main areas where the Israelites failed in their original intentions as regards securing the land. The coastal plain area associated with the Philistine occupation could not be secured by the Danites. Part of this area was subsequently occupied by Ephraim. In turn, the Ephraimites could not take Taanach and Gath-rimmon, and so supplied towns a little further south of this. This is further discussed in the Comments page in this collection.

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The overall tribal distribution

Schematic view of tribal regions

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The town distribution in Joshua

Levitical town distribution according to Joshua Kohathite (Aaron)
  1. Hebron
  2. Libnah
  3. Jattir
  4. Eshtemoa
  5. Holon
  6. Debir
  7. Ain
  8. Juttah
  9. Beth Shemesh
  10. Gibeon
  11. Geba
  12. Anathoth
  13. Almon
Kohathite (other)
  1. Shechem
  2. Gezer
  3. Kibzaim
  4. Beth Horon
  5. Eltekeh
  6. Gibbethon
  7. Aijalon
  8. Gath-Rimmon
  9. Taanach
  10. Gath-Rimmon
Gershonite
  1. Golan in Bashan
  2. Be Eshtarah
  3. Kishion
  4. Daberah
  5. Jarmuth
  6. En Gammin
  7. Mishal
  8. Abdon
  9. Helkath
  10. Rehob
  11. Kedesh in Galilee
  12. Hammoth Dor
  13. Kartan
Merarite
  1. Jokneam
  2. Kartah
  3. Dimnah
  4. Nahalal
  5. Bezer
  6. Jahaz
  7. Kedemoth
  8. Mephaath
  9. Ramoth in Gilead
  10. Mahanaim
  11. Heshbon
  12. Jazer

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The town distribution in 1 Chronicles

Levitical town distribution according to Chronicles Kohathite (Aaron)
  1. Hebron
  2. Libnah
  3. Jattir
  4. Eshtemoa
  5. Hilen
  6. Debir
  7. Ashan
  8. Juttah
  9. Beth Shemesh
  10. Gibeon
  11. Geba
  12. Alemeth
  13. Anathoth
Kohathite (other)
  1. Shechem
  2. Gezer
  3. Jokmeam
  4. Beth Horon
  5. Aijalon
  6. Gath-Rimmon
  7. Aner
  8. Bileam
Gershonite
  1. Golan in Bashan
  2. Ashtaroth
  3. Kedesh
  4. Daberath
  5. Ramoth
  6. Anem
  7. Mashal
  8. Abdon
  9. Hukok
  10. Rehob
  11. Kedesh in Galilee
  12. Hammon
  13. Kiriathaim
Merarite
  1. Jokneam
  2. Kartah
  3. Rimmono
  4. Tabor
  5. Bezer
  6. Jahzah
  7. Kedemoth
  8. Mephaath
  9. Ramoth in Gilead
  10. Mahanaim
  11. Heshbon
  12. Jazer

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Overview of differences between the two distributions

Overview of differences between the two distributions

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