Joshua, CHAPTER 16
The Joseph Tribes.
The lot that fell to the Josephites extended from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho east of the wilderness; then the boundary went up from Jericho to the heights at Bethel.
Leaving Bethel for Luz, it crossed the ridge to the border of the Archites at Ataroth,
and descended westward to the border of the Japhletites, to that of the Lower Beth-horon, and to Gezer, and from there to the sea.
Within the heritage of Manasseh and Ephraim, sons of Joseph,
the dividing line for the heritage of the Ephraimites by their clans ran from east of Ataroth-addar to Upper Beth-horon
and thence to the sea. From Michmethath on the north, their boundary curved eastward around Taanath-shiloh, and continued east of it to Janoah;
from there it descended to Ataroth and Naarah, and reaching Jericho, it ended at the Jordan.
From Tappuah the boundary ran westward to the Wadi Kanah and ended at the sea. This was the heritage of the Ephraimites by their clans,
including the villages that belonged to each city set aside for the Ephraimites within the heritage of the Manassites.
But they did not dispossess the Canaanites living in Gezer; they live within Ephraim to the present day, though they have been put to forced labor.