H² J¹ 16:1-4. Collectively. J² 16:5–17:18. Severally.
1444 to 1443 B.C.
1: And the lot (see 14:1) of the sons of Joseph fell (= came forth, i.e from the bag behind the High Priest's breastplate, the Thummim meaning "yes". See Ex. 28:30 and Num. 26:55) from Jordan by Jericho, to the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goes up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel (= house of El [God]),
2: And goes out from Bethel to Luz (cp. Gen. 28:19 and Judg.1:26: the "Mount" Beth-el of v.1), and passes along to the borders of the Archi (= length. Cp. 2 Sam. 15:32; 16:16) to Ataroth,
3: And goes down westward to the coast of Japhleti (= whom El [God] delivers), to the coast of Beth-horon (= house of caverns) the lower, and to Gezer (= a precipice): and the goings out thereof are at the sea.
4: So the sons of Joseph (= increase), Manasseh (= forgetful) and Ephraim (= double fruitfulness), took their inheritance.
J² e 16:5-9. Ephraim. Possessed. f 16:10. Unexpelled. e 17:1-11. Manasseh. Possessed. f 17:12-18. Unexpelled.
5: And the border (or boundary) of the sons of Ephraim according to their families turned out to be: even the border of their inheritance on the east side was Ataroth-addar (= crowns-high), to Beth-horon the upper;
6: And the border went out toward the sea to Michmethah (= hiding-place) on the north side; and the border went about eastward to Taanath-shiloh (= approach to place of rest), and passed by it on the east to Janohah (= rest);
7: And it went down from Janohah to Ataroth, and to Naarath, and came to Jericho (= place of fragrance), and went out at Jordan (= the descender).
8: The border went out from Tappuah (= the apple-city) westward to the river Kanah (= a place of reeds); and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim by their families.
9: And the separate cities for the sons of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
10: And they drove not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer (Gross disobedience to the repeated command of Yehovah. Cp. Ex. 23:31. Deut. 7:2, &c. See 1 Kings 9:16,7): but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites to this day, and serve under tribute.