New Defender's Study Bible Notes
6:9 rereward. That is, “rear guard.”
6:15 the seventh day. The Israelite men of war, on God’s instruction, circled once around the city of Jericho six days, then seven times on the seventh day. This, of course, included the sabbath day, although it is not stated explicitly whether the “seventh day” was the Sabbath. In any case, there was significant work done on the sabbath day, confirming that, even in this early period in the Mosaic dispensation, “the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath” (Mark 2:27).