Joshua 15:1-12

Land for Judah's tribe

1 This is the land that Joshua gave to the tribe of Judah, clan by clan. Their land went south along the border of Edom, as far as the wilderness of Zin in the Negev.

2 The south border of Judah's land was from the south end of the Salt Sea. 3 It went across the south side of the Scorpion hill, to Zin. From the south it went up to Kadesh Barnea, as far as Hebron. Their border continued past Addar, and it turned towards Karka. 4 Then it went to Azmon and it continued to the Stream of Egypt. It finished at the sea. That was the south border of Judah's land.

5 Judah's east border went from the Salt Sea as far as the end of the Jordan river.

Their north border started from the end of the Jordan at the Salt Sea. 6 From there it went to Beth Hoglah. Then it went north of Beth Arabah to the stone of Bohan. (Bohan was a son of Reuben.) 7 The border went from the valley of Achor to Debir. Then it went north to Gilgal. Gilgal is opposite the Adummim hill, on the south side of the valley. Then it reached the springs of En Shemesh to En Rogel. 8 From there it went through the valley of Hinnom to the south side of a hill beside the Jebusite city of Jerusalem. Judah's border then continued to the top of the hill on the west side of the Hinnom valley. This was at the north end of the valley of the Rephaites. 9 From there it went to the springs of Nephtoah and on to the cities near Mount Ephron. It went towards Baalah (also called Kiriath Jearim). 10 It went round Baalah towards the hills of Edom. It went north of Jearim mountain (also called Kesalon) down to Beth Shemesh, and it continued on past Timnah. 11 Then it went out to the hills north of Ekron, and on towards Shikkeron. It went past Baalah mountain, as far as Jabneel. Judah's north border ended at the sea.

15:7Achan and his family had died in the valley of Achor. They had taken things from Jericho. But God had said that they must destroy those things (Joshua 7:24). So, the valley was called ‘Trouble Valley’.

12 The west border of Judah's land was the Mediterranean Sea.

Those were the borders of the land which Judah's tribe and its clans received.