28 These were the chiefs of the clans, according to their lines. These chiefs dwelt in Yerushalayim.
AY-leh ra-SHAY a-VOT l’-to-l’-do-TAM ra-SHEEM AY-leh ya-sh’-VU vee-ru-sha-LA-im
כח אֵלֶּה רָאשֵׁי אָבוֹת לְתֹלְדוֹתָם רָאשִׁים אֵלֶּה יָשְׁבוּ בִירוּשָׁלָ ִם׃
8:28 These chiefs dwelt in Yerushalayim
These members of the tribe of Binyamin chose to live in Yerushalayim. As Radak states, this is not surprising since the territory of Binyamin includes part of Yerushalayim. However, it becomes more difficult to understand when we look at the archaeological record, which shows that the only part of Yerushalayim included in the tribe of Binyamin was the area of Har HaBayit. The rest of the city, including the houses, extended southwards into the territory of Yehuda. Nevertheless, these Benjaminites chose to live outside their tribal lands since Yerushalayim was so beloved to them.