Page images
PDF
EPUB

(6) The Mission of the spies to Jericho.

(a) The sending of the spies
(B) Their reception by Rahab
C) Their return to Joshua.....

.ii. 1–7. ..ii. 8—21. .ii. 22–24.

Section 11. The Passage of the Jordan.
(a) The Divine Guidance.

(a) The Preparations of Joshua....
(B) Jordan turned backwards
(y) Completion of the Passage
(8) The Memorial at Gilgal

ji. 1-13. .ji. 14-17 iv. 1-18. .iv. 19—24.

(6) The Consecration to the Holy War.

(a) Renewal of the Rite of Circumcision......V. 1-9.
(B) Celebration of the Passover......
(v) Appearance of the Prince of Jehovah's
host

..V. 13-15. (8) Instructions as to the capture of Jericho vi. 1-5.

.V. IO-12.

Section 111. The Conquest of Southern and Central Canaan.

(a) The Capture of Jericho.
(a) The Preparations

..vi. 6–14. iß) Capture and Destruction of the City ......vi. 15—27.

.vii. 1.
.vii. 2-5.

.....viii. 1-13

(6) First Advance against Ai.

(a) The sin of Achan
(B) The repulse from Ai..
(9) Joshua's Prayer......

.vii. 6—15.
(8) Detection and Punishment of Achan......vii. 16—26.
(c) Second Advance against Ai.

(a) Stratagem of Joshua.....
(B) Capture and destruction of the city ......viii. 14—29.

() Renewal of the Covenant at Ebal .........viii. 30—35.
(d) The Battle of Bethhoron.
(a) League of the Canaanite kings against
Israel

....ix. 1, 2. (B) The Fraud of the Gibeonites

....ix. 3-15. (7) The League with Gibeon

.....ix. 16–27. (8) Investment of Gibeon by the Five Kings x. 1–5. (€) Relief of the city by Joshua

....X. 6–15. (s) Flight and destruction of the Five Kings x. 16–43.

Section IV. The Conquest of Northern Canaan,
(a) The Northern League.

(a) The Gathering of the Kings .........xi. 1-6.
(B) The Battle of the Waters of Merom ......xi. 7-9.
ivThe Defeat of Jabin ......

...xi. 10.
() Subjugation of the North....

...xi. 11-23 (6) Review of the Conquest.

Catalogue of the conquered kings (a) Of Eastern Palestine

...xii. 1-6. (B) Of Western Palestine

...xii. 7-24.

PART II.

THE DIVISION OF CANAAN. xliii.--xxl.

Section 1. The Partition of Eastern Canaan.

(a) The Mosaic Settlement.

(a) 'The Divine Command to divide the land xiii. 1–7. (B) Provision for the tribe of Levi

.xiii, 8—14. (7) Possessions of the tribe of Reuben.

.xiii. 15–23. (0) Possessions of the tribe of Gad

.xiii. 24–28. (e) Possessions of the half tribe of Manasseh xiii. 29–33. (6) Commencement of the Distribution

..xiv. 1-5. (c) The Possession of Caleb..

...xiv. 6–15.

Section II. Division of Western Palestine.
(a) Territory of the tribe of Judah.
(a) Its boundaries

.XV. I-12. (B) Petition of Achsah

..XV, 13-20. Cities in the South

......XV. 21–32. (8) Cities in the Lowlands

....XV. 33-47. Cities in the Mountains

.........XV. 48–60. (3) Cities in the Wilderness

..xv. 61-63. Territory of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. (a) Boundaries of the Territory.... B Territory of the tribe of Ephraim

..xvi. 5-10. Territory of the tribe of Manasseh...

..xvii, 1–13. Complaint of the sons of Joseph............ xvii. 14–16. * Matt. xxviii Reply of Joshua

...xvii, 17, 18.

[ocr errors]

.xvi, 1–4.

(c) Territory of the seven remaining tribes.

(a) The Tabernacle set up at Shiloh
(B) Territory of Benjamin
(y) Territory of Simeon ..
(0) Territory of the tribe of Zebulun...

Territory of the tribe of Issachar
(5) Territory of the tribe of Asher
(n) Territory of the tribe of Naphtali
(0) Territory of the tribe of Dan
(i) Joshua's possession

.xviii. 1-10. ..xviii. 11-28

.xix. 1-9. ...xix. 10--16. ..xix. 17–23: ..xix. 24–31. .xix. 32–39. .xix. 40—48. .xix. 49–51.

Section III. Appointment of the Cities of Refuge.
The Divine Command

..XX. 1-3.
(a) Choice of the Cities.

.XX. 4-6. (B) Three east of the Jordan

.xx. 7. (w) Three west of the Jordan...

..xx. 8, 9. Section IV. Appointment of the priestly and Levitical cities. The Demand of the Levites

.xxi. 1–3. (a) The compliance

..xxi. 4-8. (®Cities of the Kohathites (1) The sons of Aaron

.xxi. 9-19 (2) The other Kohathites

.xxi. 20—26. (). Cities of the Gershonites...

.xxi. 27-33 (8) Cities of the Merarites....

.xxi. 34—42. (6) Conclusion

.xxi. 43–45.

PART III.

Joshua's FAREWELL. xxii.—xxiv.

[blocks in formation]

Section 1. Release of the Two Tribes and a half. (a) The Departure.

(a) Exhortation of Joshua

(B) Return cf the Tribes
(6) The Disagreement.

(a) Erection of the Altar
(B) Embassy of Israel...
(v) The Explanation
(8) Return of the Embassy

..xxii. 10. .xxii. 11–20. .xxii. 21–31. .xxii. 32—3.4. ...xxiii. 1-11. ....xxiii. 12-16.

Section 11. The Parting of Joshua, (a) The First Address.

(a) Exhortations to fidelity

(B) Warnings against apostasy
(0) The Second Address.

(a) Last counsels....
(B) Renewal of the Covenant
(v) Death of Joshua
(0) Burial of the bones of Joseph
(e) Death of Eleazar

..xxiv. 1-15. .xxiv. 16—28. ..xxiv. 29–31. .xxiv. 32.

.xxiv. 33.

THE BOOK OF

JOSHUA

I-9.

The Command of God to Joshua. ow after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord 1 N°

it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, Moses my servant 2 is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and

CH. I. 1—9. THE COMMAND OF GOD TO JOSHUA. 1. Now] Rather, And. The usual connective particle. It implies that something has gone before, of which it is the continuation. Compare the opening words of the Books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Judges. Here, as often afterwards, the Book of Joshua presupposes that of Deuteronomy.

after the death of Moses] in the land of Moab on the eastern side of the Jordan, where he was buried over against the idol sanctuary of Beth-Peor (Deut. xxxiv. 6). Through thirty days of stillness, the camp had been full of weeping and mourning for the great Lawgiver.

Joshua the son of Nun] For an outline of his life see Introduction.

Moses' minister] Joshua is not spoken of as Moses' “servant, but as his “minister." Comp. Ex. xxiv. 13; Deut. i. 38. For his formal appointment to the office see Num. xxvii. 15 ff.

2. Moses my servant] Comp. Deut. xxxiv. 5. The highest possible title under the theocracy. Joshua as yet is but the "attendant” of Moses. The higher title is given him in Josh. xxiv. 29.

this Jordan] one of the most singular rivers in the world, which “has never been navigable, and flows into a sea that has never known a port.” Observe (a) Its name. It is never called “the river” or “brook," or by any

other name than its own, “the Jordan"="the Descender.(6) Its sources. Far up in northern Palestine, the fork of the two

ranges of Anti-Libanus “is alive with bursting fountains and gushing streams,” every one of which sooner or later finds its way into a swamp between Bànids and Lake Huleh. Two of these streams deserve special attention, (i) one at Båniås, (ii) the other

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
« PreviousContinue »