February 18, 2008
Breadcrumb: What to do when you don't have Google Maps
After the allotments of Judah, Ephraim, and Manasseh, it seemed that things were going too slowly for Joshua's liking. Instead of continuing at a snail's pace, he decided to send out scouts to survey the land for the remaining seven tribes. (Josh. 18:1-10) It seems like there's a lot of scouting in the Bible: Moses sent scouts before attempting to enter the Promised Land (Num. 13-14), Joshua sent spies before invading Jericho (Josh. 2), and now we have scouts to survey the land before occupying it. Because in the days before satellites, sending scouts was sometimes the only way to gather intel.