Bible questions

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by jehovahisgod, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. 2,815
    403
    83
    jehovahisgod

    jehovahisgod Experienced Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    403
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    any work jehovah sends!
    Location:
    statesboro ga
    And the question for Joshua chapter 1 can you just imagine the excitement that the people of Israel felt three days from now we cross that River and will take possession of the land images.jpeg
     
  2. 2,815
    403
    83
    jehovahisgod

    jehovahisgod Experienced Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    403
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    any work jehovah sends!
    Location:
    statesboro ga
    Joshua chapter 2
    [1] And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.

    [2] And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.

    [3] And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.

    [4] And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:

    [5] And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

    [6] But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

    [7] And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.

    [8] And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;

    [9] And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.

    [10] For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

    [11] And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

    [12] Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token:

    [13] And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.

    [14] And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

    [15] Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.

    [16] And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way.

    [17] And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.

    [18] Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee.

    [19] And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.

    [20] And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

    [21] And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.

    [22] And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.

    [23] So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all things that befell them:

    [24] And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.

    images.jpeg
     
  3. 2,815
    403
    83
    jehovahisgod

    jehovahisgod Experienced Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    403
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    any work jehovah sends!
    Location:
    statesboro ga
    Joshua sent to spies into Jericho what did those spies find out and who did they stay with while they were there? download.jpeg
     
  4. 94
    35
    18
    Timothy Kline

    Timothy Kline New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2021
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Perry, MI
    Curiously, the only spying they seem to have done is in discovering Rahab to be a God-fearer in Jericho. Her and her household, evidently. I'll circle back to this further on.

    By way of elaboration: I see no scriptural indication that they searched the land or even Jericho (although it was told to the king of Jericho that men of Israel had come to "search out the land" and the king dispatched men to capture the men of Israel). Even so, I'll bear witness that this does not mean that they didn't explore the land before their stay in Rahab's home, or inn. But scripturally, it appears that Jericho was their first stop in their mission from Joshua to spy out the land.

    This, I believe, is the work of Jehovah. To wit: I see this as Jehovah arranging events to bring the men sent from Joshua to discover Rahab-- who herself would later be included in the Messianic genealogy (Matthew 1:5). It was her and her household that Jehovah had in mind to be spied upon (discovered) and inspired Joshua to tell them "especially Jericho."

    After all, when the men report back to Joshua, they report what Rahab told them-- not what they themselves had witnessed— in the absence of any scriptural mention in this account to the contrary.

    She'd told them, "I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the fear of you has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you devoted to destruction. And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the LORD your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath." (Joshua 2:9-11 ESV)

    And this they reported to Joshua: "Truly the LORD has given all the land into our hands. And also, all the inhabitants of the land melt away because of us." (Joshua 2:24 ESV)

    Circling back to what I was writing about earlier about the spies discovering Rahab and reporting back to Joshua...

    [There IS a lot that one can unpack in this chapter alone— I'm of no doubt.]

    Here's where I'm presently at:

    First, there is the wonderful foreshadowing of when Jesus sent out 72 disciples:

    After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. . . The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!" —Luke 10:1, 17 ESV

    Again, an even greater report comes back to the greater Joshua— this time, even the demons "melted away", so to speak, or, were subject to them when the disciples were sent to spy out the land-- that is, to enter the harvest.

    Just as the men sent by Joshua to Jericho were led by Jehovah to Rahab, a God-fearer Gentile— the men sent by Jesus— the greater Joshua— before Jesus went to the Father, were themselves led to Cornelius, another God-fearer. He and his household became the first Gentile believers to be baptized [into the faith] shared among the first century Jewish Christians.

    Which brings me back to Rahab, and full circle, really.

    After all: Rahab was saved in the same manner as the Jews themselves had been.

    After all, had not they themselves needed to splash blood on their doorways on the night of Passover, before they escaped Egypt?

    Like them, Rahab was saved from the destruction coming upon Jericho by marking her window-- with a red or scarlet cord, or sash.

    Both pointing to the blood shed by Jesus, put to death that we might live.

    Submitted for perusal and consideration,
    Timothy
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2022
  5. 2,815
    403
    83
    jehovahisgod

    jehovahisgod Experienced Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    403
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    any work jehovah sends!
    Location:
    statesboro ga
    Thank you I like that you did a wonderful job! I couldn't have asked for a better breakdown!
     
  6. 2,815
    403
    83
    jehovahisgod

    jehovahisgod Experienced Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    403
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    any work jehovah sends!
    Location:
    statesboro ga
    Joshua chapter 3
    [1] And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

    [2] And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host;

    [3] And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it.

    [4] Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.

    [5] And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.

    [6] And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.

    [7] And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.

    [8] And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.

    [9] And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.

    [10] And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

    [11] Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan.

    [12] Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.

    [13] And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.

    [14] And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people;

    [15] And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)

    [16] That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.

    [17] And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.

    Crossing-the-Jordan.png
     
  7. 2,815
    403
    83
    jehovahisgod

    jehovahisgod Experienced Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    403
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    any work jehovah sends!
    Location:
    statesboro ga
    And the question for Joshua chapter 3 what happened when they approached the river and Men carrying the ark stepped into the water. www-St-Takla-org--Bible-Slides-joshua-513.jpg
     

Share This Page