Joshua 19:2–7—Were these cities in the territory of Judah or of Simeon?

Problem: Here they are listed in the land of Simeon, but in Joshua 15:26–32 they are in Judah.

Solution: The inheritance of Simeon fell within the boundaries of Judah (Josh. 19:1, 9). So it was proper to speak of them as in either place.

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