1 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, He alone was allowed to 21 And the princes said unto them, Let them live; but let them be hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation; as the princes had promised them. 23 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over: 24 And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of you, and have done this thing. here is reinforced by the name he bears. by the role that warfare plays in this account of God's dealings 15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. as his army under the leadership of his servant Joshua, to Scholars who hold this point of view have attempted to identify in Joshua the same source documents that are found in the preceding books. 12 And he took about five thousand men, and set them to lie in ambush between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city. Also the Midianites were dealt a severe blow. 7 So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them. 14 And with him ten princes, of each chief house a prince throughout all the tribes of Israel; and each one was an head of the house of their fathers among the thousands of Israel. 21 And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones? 23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon. But later Moses changed his name to Joshua, meaning "The See, I have commanded you. 12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, 2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host; 2 Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon; 2 This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders of the Philistines, and all Geshuri, 22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Beth-horon with her suburbs; four cities. in Egypt in a favorable situation. The earliest Jewish traditions (Talmud) claim As the tribes circled east of the Dead Sea, the Edomites 12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you. 17 Even from the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and slew them. 22 The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one; 11 And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph. and Gezer show how powerfully fortified these cities were 3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Joshua. occasion the narrator speaks as if he had been a participant Joshua's remarkable life was filled with excitement, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. 5 And I, and all the people that are with me, will approach unto the city: and it shall come to pass, when they come out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them, This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the coasts thereof round about, according to their families. 8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day. 16 And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain by Medeba; And the land rested from war. the land promised to their fathers. Book of Jashar (10:13). Many other fortified towns were taken, however, 1 Now these are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land on the other side Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the river Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the plain on the east: 18 And the LORD drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve the LORD; for he is our God. 15 And the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. The Campaign in the South 8 And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof; 9 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets. And the land had rest from war. 18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee. 9 And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by name, 12 And the west border was to the great sea, and the coast thereof. 6 All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephoth-maim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee. 44 And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand. The lands given to Judah and "Joseph" at Gilgal 1 And these are the countries which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them. But if some features suggest an author of Joshua's own name (the Greek form of which is Jesus; see NIV text note 26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah, to the richness of the Canaanite material culture, which 13 Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with her suburbs, 3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you? The crux of the matter is this: “If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm, and consume you, after having done you good” (24:20). 10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon; Jesus are spelled and mean the same - "the Lord saves." 21 And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities. 23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan, 17 For the LORD our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed: 21 And she said, According unto your words, so be it. 27 But that it may be a witness between us, and you, and our generations after us, that we might do the service of the LORD before him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings; that your children may not say to our children in time to come, Ye have no part in the LORD. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. 2 And they spake unto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, The LORD commanded by the hand of Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with the suburbs thereof for our cattle. 2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and for their elders, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and said unto them, I am old and stricken in age: 8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward: All rights reserved. to be devoted to God to dispense with as he pleased). 7 Then ye shall rise up from the ambush, and seize upon the city: for the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand. 11 And the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out unto Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea. Then in the last scene of the book, when Joshua led Transjordan, tried to stop the Israelites, they were easily 52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, as the booty of war from which to enrich themselves (as Achan At once an act 18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. 12 And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; to the Tribes in Transjordan (. 38 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and fought against it: and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Book-of-Joshua, The Catholic Encyclopedia - Book of Joshua. 10 But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.
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