A verse by verse commentary on Joshua 11 dealing with the uniting of many kings and their armies against Israel.The Lord gave Joshua victory over all the enemy kings and they possessed the land. Joshua 11:1-9.DIVERS KINGS OVERCOME AT THE WATERS OF MEROM. Benson Commentary on the Old and New Testaments, The Canaanites on the east and on the west â, These kings â pitched at the waters of Merom â, So did Joshua: he left nothing undone â, It was of the Lord to harden their hearts â, That he might destroy them utterly, and they might have no favour â, Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities â, According to all that the Lord said unto Moses â, This is according to what the Lord hath said â. All the children died before the age of accountability. 16. The other cities mentioned must have been in the vicinity though their exact position is unknown. 13. as for the cities that stood still in their strength--literally, "on their heaps." He commanded their slaughter. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. With characteristic energy he made a sudden advance, probably during the night, and fell upon them like a thunderbolt, when scattered along the rising grounds (Septuagint), before they had time to rally on the plain. Yet Hazor was the only city besides Jericho that Joshua set on fire. Its king, Jabin, sent out messengers to all the nations on three sides, to the west, north, and south, inviting them to come together in a grand alliance against Israel. It is obvious that the Lord did not want Israel to upgrade its military technology. b. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. You shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.”. b. CHAPTER 11. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips.
He promised that within twenty-four hours the entire enemy host would be slain. To gain the land for Abraham's promised seed, God did not immediately bring its current occupants under a stroke of judgment, because, in mercy, He was giving them more time to consider the evil drift of their society and to correct it by seeking a relationship with the righteous God who created them. Yet, not every small town and village had been conquered and occupied. At last, His holy character required that He terminate their evil world. the plains south of Chinneroth--the northern part of the Arabah, or valley of the Jordan. that goeth up to Seir--an irregular line of white naked hills, about eighty feet high, and seven or eight geographical miles in length that cross the whole Ghor, eight miles south of the Dead Sea, probably "the ascent of Akrabbim" [ROBINSON]. The challenges brought to Israel seem to increase at each step, from Jericho, to Ai, to the battle with the southern kings, now to this battle. Proud member Scribd will begin operating the SlideShare business on December 1, 2020
Joshua made war a long time with all those kings. Jabin ("the Intelligent"), which seems to have been a hereditary title ( Judges 4:2 ), took the lead, from Hazor being the capital of the northern region ( Joshua 11:10 ). And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. We said that this final confrontation pictured the battle that will terminate the Church age: the so-called Battle of Armageddon. Unitech general powerpoint presentation long, No public clipboards found for this slide. 17:4), we know that the Anakim were about ten feet tall. Walking in victory means that we become targets – when we are revived, so is the devil. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. The name signifies wise or intelligent. unto Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon--the city or temple of the god of destiny, in Baalbec. 6-8. to-morrow, about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel--As it was impossible to have marched from Gilgal to Merom in one day, we must suppose Joshua already moving northward and within a day's distance of the Canaanite camp, when the Lord gave him this assurance of success.
Shimron and Akshaph, The ruins of ancient Hazor are the most extensive uncovered by archaeologists in the present land of Israel.1 At the lowest level they found a city spread out over 175 acres that had been destroyed by fire. Even as the enemy assembled its forces, Joshua and his men were marching north. towns in the south of Judah (compare Jos_15:23, Jos_15:25). question, the head of the principalities of Northern Canaan Jos_11:10 overlooked the As the last battle before God's people occupy their Promised Land, which is the new heaven and new earth, it would seem to be the future event foreshadowed in Joshua 11 by the last battle before Israel gained full possession of Canaan.
In the same sense, Jesus has already defeated the enemy and conquered the land, but He also calls us into battle to gain what is ours. Then the land rested from war. orthern Kings Defeated You can also change some of your preferences. None of the enemy reached dayâs end alive. We forget that slaughtering the Canaanites was actually a touch of mercy upon the innocent among them.
b. hޜ�mk�0ǿ�^n���d�6�B�.ll lv�^"�c[���O:ŎҥB�|��'��'@��Έ� �)I����v�+KD@����6��%1S�F�DpIe�i��tQWv6��. When they went to occupy the land, they found nice homes already built for them, strong cities already developed, vineyards and olive groves already planted. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. . Like the Battle of Armageddon, the occasion will again be an invasion of Israel. &���!������vv �J Hazor is conjecturally Joshua heard that they had hidden themselves in a cave at Makkedah. Joshua 11:1. By