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Joshua, III; one of the five daughters
of Zelophehad, 147
war reserved for, 60
ing of, 63
Altar and Embassy
of, Plains of Shittim, 36 ; overflowings
Shiloh, 155; city of Dan, 177.
River Arnon, 106; ruins of Heshbon,
56 ; elsewhere referred to, 57.
not attempted by Israelites, 170, 190
Joshua, 80, 81
Vale, country of the, described, 96
102; of Achor, 69; of Ajalon, 88 ; of
of Salt, 142
46, 130, 149.
Rahab, 38 ; of the army encompassing
Jericho, 56, 60
present day, 152
Gibeonites partaken of, by the Israel.
Walls of Jericho, fall of, attributed to
in use, 57
Week of seven days, among what nations
75; meaning of, 75; always required,
on character of Joshua, 11; wars of
to Joshua, 55;
position of, 137, 143; of Judæa de-
instance in New Testament, 40
to such in New Testament, 78
Curse pronounced on Jericho, 62; con-
172 ; meaning of, 172 ; references to,
Adam, that is beside, meaning of, 46 ;
modern name, 46
117; position of, 117; description of, 118
of, 164; subsequent history and cha-
racter of tribe, 166
request of daughters of, to Joshua, 147;
their inheritance, 147
100, 170; included in Asher, but not
events connected with, 138, 162
nected with, 141; another town of
faith of the army, 60, 61, 62, 63
(Words and Phrases explained.)
Land of Canaan, 193
Lighted off, 135
Lord God of gods, 196
Lot, fall of, 67, 147
Midst of Jordan, 48
Moe, 86, 87
Morrow after Passover, 54
Morrow after Sabbath, 54
Neviim Rishonim, 5
Officers, 34, 42
Old, 53, 70, 78
Parched corn, 54
Pleased, 198, 199
Reproach of Egypt, 52
Rereward, 56, 58
Rested, 105, 127
Sabbath day's journey, 43
Sanctify, 43, 86
Second, 51, 93
Sharp knives, 51
See to, 193, 194
Separate cities, 145
Slack, 85, 156
Springs, 95, 135
Stood still, 88, 101
Straitly, 55, 56
Stranger that sojourneth, 182
Tel, 73, 74
Three countries, 150
Time appointed, 72
Took of, 80
Use of the bow, 89
Utterly destroyed, 40, 60
Villages, 119, 152
Wine bottles, 78
Wist, 38, 72
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