Each tribal clan of Israel, with the exception of the tribe of Levi, received an allotment of land, distributed by Eleazar the priest, Joshua and a leader from each tribe. (The tribe of Levi were priests of God and received cities.) Each allotment was further divided among the families of the clan. In the end, every family of every clan received a share of property as their “inheritance.”
Questions for Reflection:
- How would each family receiving an equal distribution of land impact social relationships?
- How does our current distribution of land and wealth impact social relationships?
- What do you think would happen if resources and wealth were more equally distributed in our nation?
- How would your community respond if you suggested this kind of distribution? Why?