But they gave the fields of the city and its villages to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession. Bible see other translations

“and its villages.” The little towns around Hebron. Caleb was given Hebron (Josh. 14:6-13; Judg. 1:10), but when it came up as a Levitical city, Caleb gave it up to the Levites, but still had the smaller towns around Hebron.

Commentary for: Joshua 21:12