All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.
Genesis 49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Numbers 35:1-8 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying...
Deuteronomy 33:10 They shall teach Jacob your judgments, and Israel your law: they shall put incense before you, and whole burnt sacrifice on your altar.
forty At the last census, the tribe of Levi amounted only to
36:62); and it is thought by some that forty-eight cities was too great a proportion for this tribe. But it should be considered, that cities in ancient times were little more than villages.