11 12, 2013

Unusual Bible Interpretations – Joshua 11, part 2

By |2013-12-11T11:25:24-07:00December 11th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                Chapter 11                                                                   Part 2   There are, not surprisingly, other issues in chapter 11 that are worth paying attention to. The chapter speaks about (1) the northern tribes organizing in a confederation to defeat Joshua, (2) their defeat by a surprise attack by Joshua who totally destroyed them, and (3) the Israelites [...]

9 12, 2013

Unusual Bible Interpretations – Joshua 11, part 1

By |2013-12-09T05:57:57-07:00December 9th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                      Chapter 11                                                                          Part 1   Joshua was successful – probably just partially – in conquering some Canaanite kingdoms in the south. While apparently wanting to do so anyway, he was forced to take the initiative because these kingdoms joined together to attack his forces. Seeing Joshua’s successes and, like the southern cities, [...]