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Timnath is the English rendering of the Hebrew word, pronounced tim-naw, which means assigned portion. The name of the place where Joshua (see the Fact Finder question below) is buried in the land of Israel was known by two names; Timnath-heres (meaning portion of the lighted place) and Timnath-serah (meaning the remaining portion). In the book of Judges, Timnath-heres is used.
"2:6 And when Joshua had let the people go, the children of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the land. 2:7 And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel.
"His inheritance in Timnathserah, which is in Mount Ephraim"
In the book of Joshua, the name Timnath-serah is used. Joshua's burial place was in his tribal homeland of Ephraim i.e. Joshua was descended from Ephraim (see The Israelite Patriarchs - Ephraim; also Why Did Jacob Adopt Ephraim And Manasseh?).
"19:49 When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun among them:
After many years of service to the LORD and His people, Joshua "died, being an hundred and ten years old."
"24:28 So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.
Joshua's ancestor Joseph (see Joseph, Prime Minister Of Egypt), the father of Ephraim, was also buried in the assigned territory of Ephraim - long after his death in Egypt (see Joseph's Bones). As it happened to be, the Levite high priest Eleazar was also buried in the territory of Ephraim (the Levites, as the priesthood, had no assigned tribal territory of their own).
"24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.
Fact Finder: What it the LORD, not Moses, who chose Joshua to lead the Israelites into their physical promised land?