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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Joshua 10:28-43

We are here informed how Joshua improved the late glorious victory he had obtained and the advantages he had gained by it, and to do this well is a general's praise. I. Here is a particular account of the several cities which he immediately made himself master of. 1. The cities of three of the kings whom he had conquered in the field he went and took possession of, Lachish (Josh. 10:31, 32), Eglon (Josh. 10:34, 35), and Hebron, Josh. 10:36, 37. The other two, Jerusalem and Jarmuth, were not... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Joshua 10:39

And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof ,.... For this also was a royal city, and had others dependent on it; and therefore must lie further from Hebron than before suggested; and indeed Burchard F11 Apud Masium in loc. says it was five or six miles from it, and another writer F12 Fuller's Pisgah Sight of Palestine, B. 2. c. 13. p. 276. says ten miles: and they smote them with the edge of the sword ; the inhabitants of Debir, and the other cities... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 10:39

Destroyed all the souls - נפש כל את ויחרימו vaiyacharimu eth col nephesh , they brought every person under an anathema; they either slew them or reduced them to a state of slavery. Is it reasonable to say those were slain who were found in arms, of the others they made slaves? read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Joshua 10:1-43

The great victory and its results. Many of the considerations which this passage suggests have been already anticipated. Thus the celerity of Joshua's march (verse 9) suggests the same set of ideas as Joshua 4:10 . The destruction of the cities teaches the same lessons as the destruction of Jericho; while the miraculous interposition in the battle of Beth-horon is hardly to be distinguished, as a source of spiritual instruction, from the destruction of Jericho. Again, the confederacy... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Joshua 10:1-43

Victory in southern Canaan (10:1-43)The five kings who between them controlled much of southern Canaan saw Joshua’s control of Gibeon as a threat to their security. They decided to conquer Gibeon and so stop any further move south by Israel (10:1-5).Joshua faced his biggest battle thus far. He knew that it would be a life-or-death struggle, but God encouraged him with the assurance of victory (6-8). God then helped make victory possible by causing some unusual changes in the weather that were... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Joshua 10:28-39

Seven other victories followed the battle at Gibeon. In the record of these encounters the writer highlighted two important facts. Israel was obedient to God’s command to exterminate the Canaanites in these cities. Second, it was Yahweh who gave Israel’s enemies into her hands (Joshua 10:30; Joshua 10:32).". . . Yahweh has shown himself to be a God who accepts a people who follow him despite their past mistakes." [Note: Ibid., p. 119.] The purpose of Joshua’s raids was to destroy the military... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Joshua 10:28-43

7. Other conquests in southern Canaan 10:28-43To this point Israel’s victories had taken place in central Canaan. God’s strategy was to give His people a base of operation in the middle part of the land first. From there they could then advance to the South and then to the North. The writer summarized the southern campaign in this section of verses. read more

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

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