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The Torah tells us how the Promised Land was apportioned by Tribe of Israel. But within each tribe, how was the land apportioned by family? On what basis? Anything in the Sources?

  • There are general rules of inheritance. Once we know the family, why wouldn't we just apply those? – Salmononius2 Jun 27 at 18:33
  • Inheritance from whom? – Maurice Mizrahi Jun 27 at 18:40
  • The head of the family. IE. Binyamin had 10 sons. His portion gets split into 11 based on the standard rules of inheritance (counting the double for Bechor) and each of the sons receive their portion. – Salmononius2 Jun 27 at 18:45
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    @Salmononius2 I think the OP is asking how it was decided which family got which portion – DonielF Jun 27 at 18:54
  • @DonielF -- Yes; both actually, but geographic assignment is hardest. – Maurice Mizrahi Jun 27 at 19:33

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