Questions tagged [joshua]

The book of Joshua. Joshua was the successor of Moses and led the Israelites during the conquest of Canaan.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
2answers
35 views

Why is Joshua so pessimistic before he dies?

The people are optimistic about worshiping the Lord Joshua 24 16So the people answered and said: “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; 17for the Lord our God is He ...
1
vote
2answers
31 views

How does Moses guarantee that where Caleb has set his feet on will eventually become part of the territory of Judah?

Numbers 13:6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh; Deuteronomy 1:36 except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, ...
3
votes
4answers
106 views

Why was the Angel Of The Lord worshiped by Joshua if he was just an angel?

Joshua 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
1
vote
1answer
28 views

What is a royal city?

Joshua 10 1Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her ...
5
votes
2answers
98 views

Do women and children belong to "assembly of Israel?"

The verse in question is Joshua 8:35. There was not a word of all that Moses commanded that Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the ...
8
votes
3answers
390 views

Joshua 4:9 Until this day! What day is that?

9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day. Joshua 4:9 King James ...
2
votes
3answers
558 views

How does Psalms 89:10 say Rahab was crushed?

It is said that Rahab had been crushed Psalm 89:10 NIV You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies. Again Isaiah seems to say the same thing about Rahab ...
4
votes
3answers
118 views

Why does Joshua 24:15 refer to the Amorites and not to the Canaanites? Are they the same?

In Joshua 24, Joshua tells the Israelites not to serve the gods of the Amorites. Why doesn't he refer to the Canaanites? Should we consider them the same? Joshua 24:15 “If it is disagreeable in your ...
-3
votes
1answer
47 views

How should Christians approach or view the ethnics and morality of the Old Testament? [closed]

The Old Testament is undoubtedly fundamentally different to the new especially when it comes to the nature of God, in the Old Testament God orders the murder of men, of women and of children but in ...
0
votes
0answers
78 views

Why does God order the murder of children in Joshua 6:21 [duplicate]

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
1
vote
4answers
513 views

Why did God order the destruction of Jericho in Joshua?

Why did God order the destruction of the city of Jericho in Joshua 6:21-25?
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Is Peter’s assertion in Acts 4:12, upon the saving “Name”, tied to understanding the unique nature of “Joshua” in the Pentateuch?

Note,it is important to discern the precise form. Exodus 17:9, “יהושע” is the first occurrence, but Numbers 13:8,16, demonstrates the compound design of this name. Names in the Bible are important and ...
2
votes
2answers
49 views

Does Joshua leading the Israelites across the Jordan (Jos. 3:14-17) parallel our lives in Christ?

There are at least two points that seem relevant: I. The similarity in the names: Joshua, or Jehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ Yəhōšūaʿ), and Jesus appear identical when we consider that they both reduce ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

In Joshua, Israel defends the Gibeonites. Weren't all the inhabitants of the land to be killed?

"Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal: “Do not abandon your servants. Come quickly and save us! Help us, because all the kings of the Amorites from the hill country ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

Why are passages in the Book of Joshua repeated in the Book of Judges (Jos. 15:15-19, Jdgs. 1:11-15)?

In these two parallel sets of passages, why is the Book of Judges merely restating that which was stated in Joshua 15? Joshua 15:15-19, NASB: Then he went up from there against the inhabitants of ...
1
vote
2answers
90 views

Is there symbolic meaning to Moses holding his hand/staff up in the air for Israel to prevail in battle (Ex. 17:11)?

There are curious circumstances in the Book of Exodus, where Moses told Joshua that as he (Joshua) fought the Amalekites, Moses would sit on a hill with his staff raised in his hand: Exodus 17:9-11: &...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

are the twelve stones in Joshua 4 in the Jordan (Joshua 4:9) or in Gilgal (Joshua 4:20)

Joshua 4:9 says Joshua set up the twelve stones that had been in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the priests who carried the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day ...
2
votes
2answers
108 views

Joshua 4:9 The fate of Joshua's twelve stones set up in the midst of the Jordan?

Joshua 4:9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there to this day. How could ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

What is the significance that Caleb outlived Joshua?

Joshua 24:29 New International Version After these things, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten. Judges 1:1 After the death of Joshua, the Israelites ...
2
votes
2answers
67 views

Why does Joshua not finish his job to completely destroy all the nations living in the promised land?

God makes an incredible promise to Joshua: Joshua 1:1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Why does God allow Joshua to keep the livestock of Ai?

Joshua 8:2 You shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, except that you may carry off their plunder and livestock for yourselves. Set an ambush behind the city. Why does God ...
4
votes
1answer
38 views

What is the significance of God exhorting Joshua to be strong and VERY courageous in Joshua 1:7?

Related question: Why would God have to tell Joshua three different times to “be strong and of good courage”? In Joshua 1, God exhorts Joshua 3 times: 6a Be strong and courageous ... 7a Be strong and ...
2
votes
1answer
30 views

Ophrah in both Joshua 18 and Judges

In Judges 6:11 (NASB) Then the angel of the Lord came and sat under the oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press in ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Relation between Judges 4 and Joshua 11

In Judges 4:2 (NASB) So the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; and the commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-hagoyim. From Joshua 11:1-11 ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

In Joshua 15:25 the amount of items in the list is different

Recently asked this question. When looking deeper to the passage, noticed that between NASB and KJV there's a difference in the amount of cities from the list. The difference is in verse 25. In KJV ...
2
votes
2answers
46 views

Is casting lots considered prophecy?

In Joshua 18:6 (NASB) And you shall write a description of the land in seven divisions, and bring the description here to me. Then I will cast lots for you here before the Lord our God. or in Jonah ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

How to know when to use Shihor or Nile?

In Joshua 13:3 (NASB) from the Shihor which is east of Egypt, even as far as the border of Ekron to the north (it is counted as Canaanite); the five governors of the Philistines: the Gazite, the ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

The king of Goim in Gilgal or Galilee?

In Joshua 12:23 (NASB) the king of Dor in the heights of Dor, one; the king of Goiim in Gilgal, one; In the Portuguese BPT09 translation it reads Dor, na costa do mar, Goim, na Galileia, which ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

King of Shimron vs king of Shimron-meron

In Joshua 11:1 (NASB) Then it came about, when Jabin king of Hazor heard about it, that he sent word to Jobab king of Madon, to the king of Shimron, to the king of Achshaph, and in Joshua 12:20 (...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

Over twenty-nine cities

In Joshua 15:21-32 (NASB) 21 Now the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the border of Edom in the south were Kabzeel, Eder, and Jagur, 22 Kinah, Dimonah, and Adadah, 23 ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Jabin in both Joshua and Judges

In Joshua 11:1 (NASB) Then it came about, when Jabin king of Hazor heard about it, that he sent word to Jobab king of Madon, to the king of Shimron, to the king of Achshaph, In Judges 4:2 (NASB) So ...
2
votes
2answers
704 views

In Joshua 5:2, why is Joshua commanded to conduct a second circumcision?

In Joshua 5:2 (NASB) At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make for yourself flint knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time.” What's the reason behind a second circumcision? ...
3
votes
1answer
52 views

In Joshua 6:18, what are "the things designated for destruction"?

In Joshua 6:18 (NASB) But as for you, only keep yourselves from the things designated for destruction, so that you do not covet them and take some of the designated things, and turn the camp of ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Do priests also carry the ark?

In Joshua 3:3 (NASB) and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God with the Levitical priests carrying it, then you shall set out from your place ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

What about witholding information?

In Joshua 2:5 (NASB) we read of Rahab witholding information It came about, when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. This is a very ...
2
votes
1answer
34 views

overflows all its banks all the days of harvest

In Joshua 3:14-16 (NASB) 14 So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan, with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people, 15 and when those who were carrying ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

This Book of the Law

In Joshua 1:8 (NASB) This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for ...
2
votes
3answers
87 views

Two questions from Joshua 5:1-9

Joshua 5:1-9 (NIV), 1 Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until they had ...
3
votes
3answers
942 views

Did Balaam die a righteous death?

New King James Version Numbers 23 5Then the Lord put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, “Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.” 6So he returned to him, and there he was, standing by his burnt ...
2
votes
2answers
36 views

Who performed the circumcision at Gibeath Haaraloth?

In Joshua 5:2-6 we read: 2 At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again.” 3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath ...
5
votes
3answers
153 views

Why the LORD wasn't angry when Joshua's generation failed to be circumcised on the 8th day?

After the Israelites crossed the Jordan but prior to invading Jericho, the LORD told Joshua: "Make flint knives and circumcise this second generation of Israelites." (Josh 5:2) Josh 5:5 ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Zebulun's territory isn't at the seashore

In Genesis 49:13 (NASB) “Zebulun will reside at the seashore; And he shall be a harbor for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon. In Joshua 19:10-16 (NASB) 10 Now the third lot came up for the ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

How can one go from Bethel to Luz?

In Genesis 28:19 Then he named that place Bethel; but previously the name of the city had been Luz. in Genesis 35:6 So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and ...
2
votes
2answers
74 views

Why would God have to tell Joshua three different times to “be strong and of good courage”?

In Joshua 1 we have: Verse 6: be strong and very courage Verse 7: only be strong and very courage Verse 9: have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage Why did God give this command to ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Did God change his mind concerning visiting the sins of the fathers onto the sons in Jeremiah 31?

God had given instructions to Moses that he will visit the sins of the fathers onto the children Exodus 20:5 NIV 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a ...
1
vote
2answers
75 views

Did Moses write Deuteronomy 33:4?

Deuteronomy 33:1 This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death. 2He said: “The Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Why did everyone in the wilderness journey ignore Moses' commandment to circumcise on the 8th day?

Leviticus 12:3 On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. Joshua 5:7 So he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised ...
2
votes
1answer
109 views

Was Deuteronomy 32:1-43 a Duet sung by Moses & Joshua?

Was Deuteronomy 32:1-43 a Duet sung by Moses & Joshua? Regarding Deuteronomy [MT] - Chapter 32: verses 1-43, we are told in verse 44 : "And Moshe came and spoke all-words of this-Song into-...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Why were God's reactions so different in Exodus 4:24-26 and Joshua 5:2 concerning circumcision?

Exodus 4:24 At a lodging place on the way, the Lord met Moses and was about to kill him. 25But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it. “Surely you are ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views