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Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Joshua 5:1-15

Memorable Events Joshua 5:0 THIS chapter is remarkable for two or three points which happily combine the miraculous and the experimental. Here and there we cannot touch the genius of the chapter at all, and then suddenly it descends upon familiar lines, so that we can interrogate it, and in a measure understand it, because it confirms our own personal experience. The foot of this ladder is upon the earth: the head of it is in the sky. Take the first verse: "And it came to pass, when all the... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Joshua 5:11-12

One mercy is followed by another. The people probably found corn upon their entrance on Canaan, in the houses of the inhabitants who dwelt on the coast, and fled at their approach: or as this was the season when the corn of the fields was ripening, their supply might be from thence. Hence they were enabled to follow up the celebration of the passover, with the feast of the unleavened bread, which the supply of corn furnished them with the means of doing. Exodus 12:17 . I desire the Reader... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - Joshua 5:12

Land. The Septuagint intimate on the 15th. The Hebrew seems to say the 16th, Nisan, "on the morrow after they had eaten of the (old) corn." (Calmet) --- Grabe's Septuagint agrees with the Vulgate and Hebrew, and specifies that the Israelites "eat of the corn of the country on the day after the Passover, unleavened and new. On that day, the morrow, manna ceased." All depends on the determination of the first day of the festival. If we date from the eating of the paschal lamb on the 14th, or from... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 5:10-12

10-12 A solemn passover was kept, at the time appointed by the law, in the plains of Jericho, in defiance of the Canaanites round about them. It was a performance of the promise, that when they went up to keep the feasts, their land should be under the special protection of the Divine providence, Exodus 34:24. Notice is taken of the ceasing of the manna as soon as they had eaten the old corn of the land. For as it came just when they needed, so it continued as long as they needed it. This... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Joshua 5:10-15

The Passover Celebrated v. 10. And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, having once more been accepted into the full covenant relation with Jehovah, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho. v. 11. And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the Passover, on the fifteenth of Nisan, Leviticus 23:5-Joshua :, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day, roasted harvest ears or kernels of grain roasted at the... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Joshua 5:1-15

4. The Dedication to the Holy WarJoshua 5:0a. The Effect of the Invasion on the Inhabitants of the LandJoshua 5:11And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites which were on the [other] side of [the] Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites which were by the sea, heard that the Lord [Jehovah] had dried up the waters of [the] Jordan from before the children [sons] of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted neither was there spirit in them any more,... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - Joshua 5:1-12

Renewing the Covenant with God Joshua 5:1-12 Evidently the people of Canaan realized that they were entering into conflict with God Almighty. This made their bitter resistance less excusable. But before Israel could go forward into the campaign, they must undergo that initial rite which from the days of Abraham had separated them unto God, Genesis 17:1-27 . The outbreak at Kadesh had practically annulled that relationship, which now must be renewed, Numbers 14:1-45 . Before we can serve... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - Joshua 5:1-15

The effect on the people of this crossing of the Jordan is revealed in the words, "Their heart melted, neither was there any spirit in them any more." Therefore time must again be taken for matters distinctly of worship. During the forty years in the wilderness the rite of circumcision evidently had been neglected. There could be no triumphal progress until this had been corrected. Moreover, the nation, so far as its men were concerned, was now becoming a nation of soldiers who were to... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Joshua 5:12

‘ And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the produce of the land, neither had the children of Israel manna any more, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.’ Manna was ‘wilderness food’. The ceasing of the manna was the final sign that their wanderings were over. From now on they would eat of the good things that the promised land provided. So the crossing of the Jordan, followed by circumcision indicating a new birth for the nation (compare Isaiah 48:1... read more

Matthew Poole

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible - Joshua 5:12

God now withheld the manna, 1. To show that it was not an ordinary production of nature, as by the long and constant enjoyment of it they might be prone to think; but an extraordinary and special gift of God to supply their necessity. 2. because God would not be prodigal of his favours, nor expose them to contempt by giving them superfluously, or by working miracles where ordinary means were sufficient. On the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn, i.e. on the seventeenth day. read more

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