Joshua

I. We have now before us the history of the Jewish nation in this book and those that follow it to the end of the book of Esther. These books, to he end of the books of the Kings, the Jewish writers call the first book of the prophets, to bring them within the distribution of the books of the Old Testament, into the Law, the Prophets, and the Chetubim, or Hagiographa, Luke xxiv. 44. The rest they make part of the Hagiographa. For, though history Continue Reading

8 Scientific & Biblical Facts: The Sun Stood Still

Joshua 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. 1. This was a real divine miracle [v14], wherein the sun and moon either stopped their influences on the earth or stood still [v13; note f, above]. 2. It is not the only miracle in Continue Reading

The City Of Jericho

JOSHUA 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s hose, named Rahab, and lodged there. Hebrew ‘Yerechow or Yerichow,’ from yareach, the moon or new moon. It was so-called because of the crescent-like plain in which it stood – one formed by an amphitheatre of hills surrounding it. Some think the name is derived from Continue Reading

Jerusalem, City of Peace, Seen so Little Peace

JOSHUA 10: 1 Now it came to pass, when Adonizedec 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 king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them. This is the first time the word ‘king’ is found in Scripture in connection with Jerusalem, but it is used 86 times otherwise, with other cities, before Continue Reading

Hebron – A Most Ancient City

Joshua 10:36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it; Hebron was about 38 miles south of Jerusalem and in the Judah portion of the land [v 3-5, 23, 36-39; 12:10; 14:13-15]. One of the most ancient and important cities of south Palestine, it was said to have been founded before Zoan in Egypt [Num. 13:22]. Its ancient name was ‘Kirjath-arba’ [Judges 1:10]; and it was called Continue Reading

Breaking Through

Matthew 17: 20, 21 And Jesus said unto them, because of your unbelief, for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence unto yonder place and it shall be removed, and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. Fasting and prayer is so prominent in the bible, that we should do more of this until we receive power with God Continue Reading

The Filthy Garments

Joshua 3: 1 And He showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. Joshua’s name signifies ‘Savior’ [Jehovah is salvation], and Jesus is the same name, they were both figures of him that was to come – our chief captain and our chief priest. He stood before the angel of the Lord as shown to Zechariah in a vision, to execute his office. He stood to consult the Continue Reading