In my daily reading, I just came across this gem: when came time to divide the Land of Promise among the tribes of Israel, the Priestly tribe of Levi did not get an allotment. Cities to live in and land to cultivate yes, but not to own. I love the reason given:
"To the tribe of Levi alone Moses gave no inheritance. The offerings by fire to the Lord God of Israel are their inheritance..." Joshua 13:14
Food for thought.
...they could never build an estate, let alone an empire; offerings by fire to the Lord was the Priests' inheritance
I'll be chewing on that.