February 15, 2008

Breadcrumb: We're not done yet!

Josh. 13:2-7 lists the lands that the Israelites, despite their long war campaign, have not yet conquered. It is, in fact, a surprising amount of land: the Philistine lands in the south-west (around Gaza), the lands of Geshur (roughly modern-day Golan Heights), all of Lebanon, and various other cities and areas. Nonetheless, Joshua is so confident that the Israelites will conquer them, he exhorts them to include these lands in the tribal allotments, even though they are not, technically, Israelite lands... yet.

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