described: The surveyors seem to have formed some kind of map of the country, as well as a description of it in writing. The Egyptians, from the situation of their fields, as annually overflowed by the Nile, acquired great skill in mensuration and land surveying; and some of the Israelites had, no doubt, learned these from them, without a knowledge of which they could not properly have divided the land. This is probably the first act of surveying on record.
into seven: Act 13:19
Reciprocal: Jos 18:4 - describe 1Sa 17:31 - sent for him Jer 32:10 - subscribed the evidence