The meaning of Assign in the Bible
(From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)
a-sin (nathan, "to give," or "grant," i.e. apportion): Used (Joshua 20:8) of Moses setting apart Bezer as one of the three cities of refuge on the East of the Jordan (compare Deuteronomy 4:41-43); also of Joab's stationing Uriah in a place of mortal peril in battle (II Samuel 11:16).
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