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John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 10:1-43

The Conquest of Southern CanaanThis chapter narrates the successful campaign against the five confederate chiefs of the S., who are roused by the fall of Jericho and Ai and the alliance with Gibeon, and combine under the leadership of Adonizedek of Jerusalem to retaliate upon the Gibeonites. Bringing succour, as in duty bound, to his new allies, Joshua encounters the confederate forces in Beth-horon. By divine aid he inflicts on them a signal defeat, captures and slays all five kings, and... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Joshua 10:1-43

Joshua 10:0 Dr. W. G. Blaikie remarks that some commentators look on these words as akin to the prayer of Agamemnon (Iliad II, 412 sq.) that the sun must not go down till he had sacked Troy. He goes on: 'But whatever allowance we may make for poetical licence of speech, it is hardly possible not to perceive that the words as they stand imply a miracle of extraordinary sublimity; nor do we see any sufficient ground for resisting the common belief that in whatsoever way it was effected, there was... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Joshua 10:1-43

CHAPTER XIX.THE BATTLE OF BETHHORON.Joshua 10:1-43.OUT of the larger confederacy of the whole Canaanite chiefs against Joshua and his people recorded in the beginning of chap 9, a smaller number, headed by Adonizedec, undertook the special task of chastising the Gibeonites, who had not only refused to join the confederacy, but, as it was thought, basely and treacherously surrendered to Joshua. It is interesting to find the King of Jerusalem, Adonizedec, bearing a name so similar to that of... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Joshua 10:1-43

10. The Victorious Conquest CHAPTER 10 1. Adoni-zedec and his confederacy (Joshua 10:1-6 ) 2. The war (Joshua 10:7-11 ) 3. The miracle (Joshua 10:12-15 ) 4. The victory won (Joshua 10:16-21 ) 5. The five kings slain (Joshua 10:22-27 ) 6. Further conquests (Joshua 10:28-43 ) The name Jerusalem is mentioned here for the first time in the Bible. (Salem in Genesis 14:18 , is generally taken to be Jerusalem. See Psalms 76:2 . The ancient tablets give the name as Ur-Salim. But the name... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 10:1-43

TOLA'S 23 YEARS AS JUDGE (vv. 1-2) Abimelech had been no help to Israel in his three years of authority, now another man, Tola of Issachar, "arose to save Israel" (v. 1). We are not told what he saved Israel from, and nothing is said of his character or of his actions. But if he saved Israel from the idol worship they had adopted, this was good work. Generally, where there is no recorded history the implications are good. He judged Israel 23 years and died. Though there is nothing... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Joshua 10:1-43

CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH THE COMPACT WITH THE GIBEONITES (Joshua 9:0 ) Joshua 9:1-2 are a general statement telling how the kings of the surrounding nations felt in view of Israel’s victories, and what they planned to do about it. The narrative then ends in order to describe the method of the Gibeonites, which differed from the others. We must again refer the student to the map in the back of his Bible for details as to the location of these nations. Gibeon will be discovered a little to the... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Joshua 10:12-43

Five Modern Kings Jos 10:12-43 WE are now travelling in the midst of wars and rumours of wars in our progress through these sacred pages. The reading is very exciting and distressing. Every page is a battlefield, and every sentence is like a stain of blood. Our distress can only be mitigated by taking in great breadths of time and viewing the course of Providence, not in detail, but in entirety, as a stupendous and well-composed unity. This is the law of just judgment in all life, so we are... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Joshua 10:26-27

"Remain until this very day, " doth not mean the day of the Reader's perusal of the history: but the day of the history itself being recorded. read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - Joshua 10:27

CHAPTER X. Ver 1. Adonisedec means, "Lord of justice," as Melchisedec denotes "the king of justice;" perhaps Salem was originally styled Zedec. (Masius) --- This king had probably some control over the neighbouring cities. (Menochius) --- He was also in the greatest danger; and not daring to attack the Israelites, he resolves to fall upon the Gabaonites unawares, that other cities might be deterred from following their example. --- Confederates. Hebrew, "and were among them," which may... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 10:15-27

15-27 None moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel. This shows their perfect safety. The kings were called to an account, as rebels against the Israel of God. Refuges of lies will but secure for God's judgment. God punished the abominable wickedness of these kings, the measure of whose iniquity was now full. And by this public act of justice, done upon these ringleaders of the Canaanites in sin, he would possess his people with the greater dread and detestation of the sins of the... read more

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