The 12 Tribes of Israel (Clickable Map)

Joshua was a great leader both militarily and spiritually, and under his leadership the Israelites conquered the land of Canaan and settled there. The Bible says that the people of Israel were given an inheritance within the land of Canaan, and their inheritance was chosen by lot (Joshua 14:1, 2). There was actually much more of the land within that inheritance that was not possessed by the Israelites, and Joshua the great leader had died. In fact there were certain places within the inheritance that were never accomplished in this time period. The people of the land in certain areas were able to fight off the Israelites, even though God had given them the victory. God had promised them the territory of the Philistines with each of their five main cities, as well as the whole "land of the Canaanites" which was referring to the coastal plain from Gezer in the south to the Valley of Accho in the north, as well as the Valley of Jezreel. There were even territories listed way in the north like the areas of Phoenicia, and certain parts of the land of the Amorites, which covered the area from the mountains of Lebanon to the Phoenician coast line. They were still other areas on the other side of the Lebanon Mountains from the southern portions of Mount Hermon down to Hamath in Syria.

The Places mentioned in the Old Testament are not always easy to determine, since their boundaries and names have changed throughout different periods of history. This map shows some of the significant lands, nations, cities, regions, and provinces that existed in Old Testament times. Their Biblical names and locations are listed here along with a broad description of some of the information mentioned in the Bible and history.


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Bibliography Resources

Augustus Caesar's World - By Foster, 347 Pages, Pub. 1947

Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor - By Everitt, 432 Pages, Pub. 2007

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