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Map of the Territory of the Tribe of Asher

This territory contained some of the richest soil in all of the country. Asher did not succeed in driving out the Canaanite inhabitants. 

Joshua also revealed that each individual tribe was responsible to subjugate their portion of land and remove the defeated people. Many of the tribes failed in this responsibility. The land of Israel was divided and the above map shows the area that the tribe of Asher settled in.

Genesis 35:26 - And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these [are] the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.

Joshua 14:7-10 - "I was Forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea to spy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart. Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God. And Moses swore on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God. And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old."

Asher in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Asher (1)
        Apocrypha and New Testament, A'ser (blessed), the eighth son of Jacob, by Zilpah, Leah's handmaid. Ge 30:13 (B.C. 1753.) The general position of his tribe was on the seashore from Carmel northward with Manasseh on the south, Zebulun and Issachar on the southeast, and Naphtali on the north-east. Jos 19:24-31; 17:10,11 and Judg 1:31,32
        They possessed the maritime portion of the rich plain of Esdraelon;, probably for a distance of 8 or 10 miles from the shore. This territory contained some of the richest soil in all Palestine.
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Asher in the Bible Encyclopedia

3. Territory of Asher:
The boundaries of the territory are given in considerable detail in Josh 19:25 ff (compare Jdg 1:31 f; Josh 17:10 f). Only a few of the places named can be identified with certainty. Dor, the modern Tan-Turah, although occupied by Manasseh belonged to Asher. Wady ez-Zerqa, possibly identical with Shihor-libnath, which enters the sea to the South of Dor, would form the southern boundary. The lot of Asher formed a strip of land from 8 to 10 miles wide running northward along the shore to the neighborhood of Sidon, touching Issachar, Zebulun and Naphtali on the East Asher seems to have taken possession of the territory by a process of peaceful penetration, not by conquest, and as we have seen, he never drove out the Phoenicians from their cities. The rich plain of Acre, and the fertile fiats between the mountain and the sea near Tyre and Sidon therefore remained in Phoenician hands. But the valleys breaking down westward and opening on the plains have always yielded fine crops of grain. Remains of an ancient oak forest still stand to the North of Carmel. The vine, the fig, the lemon and the orange flourish. Olive trees abound, and the supplies of olive oil which to this day are exported from the district recall the word of the old-time blessing, "Let him dip his foot in oil." 
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The Bible Mentions "Asher" in many places:

Joshua 17:11 - And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, [even] three countries.

Joshua 19:34 - And [then] the coast turneth westward to Aznothtabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sunrising.

Genesis 46:17 - And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.

Joshua 21:6 - And the children of Gershon [had] by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.

1 Chronicles 6:62 - And to the sons of Gershom throughout their families out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.

Ezekiel 48:34 - At the west side four thousand and five hundred, [with] their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.

Numbers 26:44 - [Of] the children of Asher after their families: of Jimna, the family of the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites: of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.

Joshua 21:30 - And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with her suburbs,

1 Chronicles 6:74 - And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and Abdon with her suburbs,

Ezekiel 48:2 - And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, a [portion for] Asher.

Judges 1:31 - Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob:

Judges 5:17 - Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches.

Judges 6:35 - And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh; who also was gathered after him: and he sent messengers unto Asher, and unto Zebulun, and unto Naphtali; and they came up to meet them.

Ezekiel 48:3 - And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the west side, a [portion for] Naphtali.

Genesis 35:26 - And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these [are] the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.

1 Chronicles 7:40 - All these [were] the children of Asher, heads of [their] father's house, choice [and] mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war [and] to battle [was] twenty and six thousand men.

Numbers 1:40 - Of the children of Asher, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

Joshua 17:7 - And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah, that [lieth] before Shechem; and the border went along on the right hand unto the inhabitants of Entappuah.

Joshua 17:10 - Southward [it was] Ephraim's, and northward [it was] Manasseh's, and the sea is his border; and they met together in Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the east.

Deuteronomy 27:13 - And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

1 Chronicles 7:30 - The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.

Genesis 30:13 - And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.

Numbers 7:72 - On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ocran, prince of the children of Asher, [offered]:

Numbers 26:47 - These [are] the families of the sons of Asher according to those that were numbered of them; [who were] fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

Joshua 19:31 - This [is] the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.

Judges 7:23 - And the men of Israel gathered themselves together out of Naphtali, and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued after the Midianites.

Numbers 1:41 - Those that were numbered of them, [even] of the tribe of Asher, [were] forty and one thousand and five hundred.

Numbers 10:26 - And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher [was] Pagiel the son of Ocran.

Numbers 34:27 - And the prince of the tribe of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.

2 Chronicles 30:11 - Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.

 

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