By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.
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George Leo Haydock
Tribe. God regulated the lots, as he had authorized Jacob and Moses to foretell how the country should be divided. By this method, he precluded every pretence of discontent among the tribes. Each of them drew a ticket, on which a certain portion of land was described; or perhaps in one urn the names of the tribes, and in another the lands were specified, (Calmet) and the tickets were drawn by two persons of irreproachable character, probably by Eleazar and Josue. (Haydock) (Numbers xxvi. 54.)
Only the tribes of Juda and of Joseph received their portions at Galgal, chap. xviii.