Mt. Olive, Izard
Bethel was split in two: one half in
Benjamin, the other in Ephraim Damascus was in the north, in the land of
Manasseh or Gad but possibly at one stage controlled by the Yairi of Judah.
For our purposes we can ascribe Damascus to Manasseh.
"Damascus" in Biblical terms was not the city known as Damascus today but somewhere further to the north.
Hebron was of Judah
Jericho of Benjamin
Jerusalem of Judah and Benjamin in the territorial sense but belonged to all Israel.
Mt. Olive of Jerusalem and ascribable to all Israel.
Shiloh was of Ephraim.
Zion was of Jerusalem: ascribable to all Israel.
Arkansas gives us places in Judah (1), Benjamin (2), Manasseh (1), and Ephraim (2).
Benjamin is problematic. Benjamin stayed
with Judah and became part of the Jews though a portion of Benjamin also
joined the Lost Ten Tribes. Neverytheless, in Tribal quorums Benjamin is
counted with Judah and not with the Ten Tribes. Benjamin and joseph were
full brothers, the only sons of Rachel the favorite wife and primary choice
of Jacob. Even though Benjamin was to stay with Judah, conceptually Benjamin
could be considered
part of the "House of Joseph", e.g.
BAHURIM, HASTED AND CAME DOWN WITH THE MEN OF JUDAH TO MEET KING DAVID.
19:20] FOR THY SERVANT DOTH KNOW THAT I HAVE SINNED: THEREFORE,