Ashan

Ashan (Ay´shuhn)

A city in the southern lowlands of Judah first given to the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:42) and later reassigned to the tribe of Simeon (Josh 19:7). It is possibly the same city listed as a city of refuge and given to the Levites (1Chr 6:59), although it is elsewhere called Ain (Josh 21:16). The site is not known.

Josh 15:42

42Libnah, Ether, Ashan,

Josh 19:7

7Ain, Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan—four towns with their villages;

1Chr 6:59

59Ashan with its pasture lands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands.

Josh 21:16

16Ain with its pasture lands, Juttah with its pasture lands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands—nine towns out of these two tribes.

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