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Numbers 34

Boundaries of Canaan

1The Lord said to Moses, “Command the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter Canaan, the land that will be allotted to you as an inheritance is to have these boundaries:

“‘Your southern side will include some of the Desert of Zin along the border of Edom. Your southern boundary will start in the east from the southern end of the Dead Sea, cross south of Scorpion Pass, continue on to Zin and go south of Kadesh Barnea. Then it will go to Hazar Addar and over to Azmon, where it will turn, join the Wadi of Egypt and end at the Mediterranean Sea.

“‘Your western boundary will be the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This will be your boundary on the west.

“‘For your northern boundary, run a line from the Mediterranean Sea to Mount Hor and from Mount Hor to Lebo Hamath. Then the boundary will go to Zedad, continue to Ziphron and end at Hazar Enan. This will be your boundary on the north.

10 “‘For your eastern boundary, run a line from Hazar Enan to Shepham. 11 The boundary will go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain and continue along the slopes east of the Sea of Galilee.[a] 12 Then the boundary will go down along the Jordan and end at the Dead Sea.

“‘This will be your land, with its boundaries on every side.’”

13 Moses commanded the Israelites: “Assign this land by lot as an inheritance. The Lord has ordered that it be given to the nine and a half tribes, 14 because the families of the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance. 15 These two and a half tribes have received their inheritance east of the Jordan across from Jericho, toward the sunrise.”

16 The Lord said to Moses, 17 “These are the names of the men who are to assign the land for you as an inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun. 18 And appoint one leader from each tribe to help assign the land. 19 These are their names:

Caleb son of Jephunneh,

from the tribe of Judah;

20 Shemuel son of Ammihud,

from the tribe of Simeon;

21 Elidad son of Kislon,

from the tribe of Benjamin;

22 Bukki son of Jogli,

the leader from the tribe of Dan;

23 Hanniel son of Ephod,

the leader from the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph;

24 Kemuel son of Shiphtan,

the leader from the tribe of Ephraim son of Joseph;

25 Elizaphan son of Parnak,

the leader from the tribe of Zebulun;

26 Paltiel son of Azzan,

the leader from the tribe of Issachar;

27 Ahihud son of Shelomi,

the leader from the tribe of Asher;

28 Pedahel son of Ammihud,

the leader from the tribe of Naphtali.”

29 These are the men the Lord commanded to assign the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan.

Footnotes

  1. Numbers 34:11 Hebrew Kinnereth

Japanese Living Bible

民数記 34

国境線と土地分割の指示

11-2 主はまた、人々への命令をモーセに伝えました。「カナンの地に入ったら、イスラエルの国境は次のようになる。

3-4 南はエドムに接するツィンの荒野までで、その国境線は、死海からアクラビム峠を通ってツィンに向かう。最南端はカデシュ・バルネアで、そこからハツァル・アダル、アツモンと進み、 エジプト川に沿って地中海に至る。

西は地中海の海岸線が国境である。

7-9 北は、地中海から東に向かって延び、ホル山、レボ・ハマテ、ツェダデ、ジフロン、ハツァル・エナンを結ぶ線が国境となる。

10-12 東の国境線は、ハツァル・エナンからシェファムを通って、アインの東方のリブラまで南に下る。そこからは大きく半円を描き、初めは南へ、それから西へ進み、ガリラヤ湖の南端をかすめてヨルダン川を下り、死海に至る。

13 これがイスラエルの全土である。これを九部族と半部族とで、くじを引いて分ける。 14-15 ルベン族とガド族とマナセの半部族は、ヨルダン川の東側、エリコの向かいに当たる土地を所有することに決まっている。」

16-28 さらに主は命じました。「土地を分けるときは、祭司エルアザル、ヌンの子ヨシュア、それに各部族の代表に監督させなさい。代表者は次のとおりである。

ユダ族はエフネの子カレブ、シメオン族はアミフデの子サムエル、ベニヤミン族はキスロンの子エリダデ、ダン族はヨグリの子ブキ、マナセ族はエフォデの子ハニエル、エフライム族はシフタンの子ケムエル、ゼブルン族はパルナクの子エリツァファン、イッサカル族はアザンの子パルティエル、アシェル族はシェロミの子アヒフデ、ナフタリ族はアミフデの子ペダフェル。

29 以上が、各部族に土地を割り当てる際の代表者である。」