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No Coveting - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... nation. There is also the tragic example of Achan (Joshua 7). Achan had been warned twice (Deuteronomy 7:25; Joshua 6:18-19) not to crave the riches of Jericho. But he gave into "a delightful desire" (chamad, Joshua 7:21)....
Cities Set On A Hill - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood” (Joshua 20:3). “And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in Mount Naphtali, and Shechem in Mount Ephraim, and Kirjath Arba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah. And on the other...
I Coveted Them - Article
Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - ... of fifty weight, then I coveted them, and took them” (Joshua 7:21). The sin of covetousness is emphatically spoken against in the tenth commandment, “Thou shalt not covet” (Exodus 10:17). Here, Achan simply set aside...
And If Any Man Sin - Article
Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - ... and that man perished not alone in his iniquity” (Joshua 22:20). He loses his rewards. “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward” (II John 8). He has no...
Disobedient Midwives - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... to obtain His own ends. Tamar (Genesis 38:24) and Rahab (Joshua 6:25) both prostituted themselves, and yet their children are in the direct lineage of the Messiah. Some of the worst kings in history were used by God to accomplish His will. God...
The Avenger of Blood - Article
David Woetzel, B.S. - ... they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood" (Joshua 20:2-3). Our modern criminal code makes an important distinction between premeditated murder and accidental homicide. But millennia before the American penal code, or even...
Cities of Refuge - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... the Israelites entered the promised land, God told Joshua to provide six "cities of refuge" into which those who had slain someone could flee for refuge until a trial could ascertain the facts and render a proper verdict. As...
Joshua 19:9: within the inheritance of them - Study Note
... (among the tribes west of the Jordan, that is), so Joshua was the last (Joshua 19:49). 19:50 Timnath-serah. Timnath-serah, the city assigned to Joshua, has been suggested by some as the source of the name Nazareth. The names of both are...
Joshua 6:18: the accursed thing - Study Note
be spared, however, because of her kindness to the two spies (Joshua 6:17). See also note on Joshua 7:11. 6:20 fell down flat. The miraculous collapse of Jericho’s walls has been attributed by many to a providentially timed earthquake. This...
Did Giants Ever Exist? - Article
Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - ... they remained only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod” (Joshua 11:22). Goliath’s height is given as six “cubits” and a “span.” A cubit generally refers to a length of about 18 inches, and a span is half a cubit....
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