Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Joshua Divides Conquered Territories Amongst Israelite Tribes (Joshua Chapter 13) - Joshua is getting pretty old now, and now he is given the task of dividing the conquered lands and appropriating them to the various Israelite tribes.
There's not much else to it, so I don't want to bore you, except that there seems to be a confusion of names. It starts off with Joshua being old and told my Yahweh that he must divide the remaining land amongst the tribes; and then suddenly it's Moses dividing the land. And, I get a feeling this is a repetition or some sort of reiteration from Numbers.
Also noteworthy is that tribe of Levites do not get any inheritance (because they are the priestly tribe), for their inheritance is Yahweh Himself.
So anyways, this chapter is a little bit confusing