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CONTEXT

Part 2: Ch.6-12: Taking the Land

Ch.6 – Taking Jericho

Ch.7 – The Failed Attack on Ai & Achan's Sin

Ch.8 – Taking Ai & the Covenant on Mount Ebal

Ch.9 – The Sneaky Gibeonites

Ch.10 – Southern Kings Defeated

Ch.11 – Northern Kings Defeated

Ch.12 – Summary List of Defeated Kings

 

 

FRAMEWORKS: Joshua 12: List of Defeated Kings

 

v.1-6 Triumphs East of the Jordan

v.7-24 Triumphs in the main Land west of the Jordan

 

 

v.1-6 Triumphs East of the Jordan

 

v.1 These are the kings of the land whom the Israelites had defeated and whose territory they took over east of the Jordan, [i.e. in the Transjordan area] from the Arnon Gorge to Mount Hermon, including all the eastern side of the Arabah:

v.2 Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.

He ruled from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge—from the middle of the gorge—to the Jabbok River, which is the border of the Ammonites. This included half of Gilead.

v.3 He also ruled over the eastern Arabah from the Sea of Galilee to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea), to Beth Jeshimoth, and then southward below the slopes of Pisgah.

v.4 And the territory of Og king of Bashan, one of the last of the Rephaites, who reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei.

v.5 He ruled over Mount Hermon, Salekah, all of Bashan to the border of the people of Geshur and Maakah, and half of Gilead to the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.

v.6 Moses, the servant of the Lord , and the Israelites conquered them. And Moses the servant of the Lord gave their land to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh to be their possession.

 

[Notes: A reiteration of the victories when Israel had been attacked when coming up the east side of the Dead Sea.]

 

 

v.7-24 Triumphs in the main Land west of the Jordan

 

v.7 Here is a list of the kings of the land that Joshua and the Israelites conquered on the west side of the Jordan, [i.e. in the main land of Canaan] from Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon [the northern limits of their battles] to Mount Halak, [the southern limits of their battles] which rises toward Seir. Joshua gave their lands as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel according to their tribal divisions.

v.8 The lands included the hill country, the western foothills, the Arabah, the mountain slopes, the wilderness and the Negev [i.e. the geography]. These were the lands of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. [i.e. the nations] These were the kings:

9 the king of Jericho

one

the king of Ai (near Bethel)

one

10 the king of Jerusalem

one

the king of Hebron

one

11 the king of Jarmuth

one

the king of Lachish

one

12 the king of Eglon

one

the king of Gezer

one

13 the king of Debir

one

the king of Geder

one

14 the king of Hormah

one

the king of Arad

one

15 the king of Libnah

one

the king of Adullam

one

16 the king of Makkedah

one

the king of Bethel

one

17 the king of Tappuah

one

the king of Hepher

one

18 the king of Aphek

one

the king of Lasharon

one

19 the king of Madon

one

the king of Hazor

one

20 the king of Shimron Meron

one

the king of Akshaph

one

21 the king of Taanach

one

the king of Megiddo

one

22 the king of Kedesh

one

the king of Jokneam in Carmel

one

23 the king of Dor (in Naphoth Dor)

one

the king of Goyim in Gilgal

one

24 the king of Tirzah

one

thirty-one kings in all.

 

[Notes: In this summary, v.7 delineates the southern and northern extents of their struggles against the occupants. of the Land. v.8 shows the geographical types within the land plus the ‘nations' that existed there. v.9-23 list the thirty-one kings who were vanquished.]

   

   

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