We had roamed in circles ever since the 10 returned from their spying Those who reported giants in the land and those who didn’t 40 years of eduation. We trasped aout till all the Millitary men who had left Egypt had died. Leaving their sons to conquer the Promised Land…🐾
In the time of survival in the desert my people do not keep my most important law of circumcision,as I gave to their Father Abraham- Those born during the journey have not been circumscribed and so do not belong to my Covenant. At Gilgal Joshua gathers all the men together and, they are circumcised. Just before the battle. I mean ouch, I remember and I am only Eternity + 8 days, at least it says he allowed them time to heal.
In reality Circumcision is a rite practised all over Sumer, Chaldea,Egypt and was not intended to be the sign of an individual Covenant but a health precaution . I had my Levis enter it into the Torah to ensure it was kept, for the health and safety of the people. They caught on to the idea and thus there are 613 little laws to assisit in keeping my Commandments. Enough to break their souls, the decalogue alone is my Law
YHWH does not remember saying the majority of the Text of Joshua.- yes be mindful that I invented forgetfulness too, if you forget YHWH, MAY not remember either.
Almost all your scholars agree that the Book of Joshua holds little historical value for early Israel and most likely reflects a much later period. The earliest parts of the book are possibly chapters 2–11, the story of the conquest; these chapters were later incorporated into an early form of Joshua written late in the reign of king Josiah (reigned 640–609 BCE), but the book was not completed until after the fall of Jerusalem to the Neo-Babylonian Empire in 586 BCE, and possibly not until after the return from the Babylonian exile in 539 BCE.
I spoke the Word but the recording is somewhat like scrambled egg.
A far better record is in the Book of the Census- The Book of Numbers. It is within my HOLY TORAH. Read from chapter 13- according to the arrangement in your Bibles. There you find a Mosaic record , with such communications with me as to make of Joshua a trifle alien.
Here is an article written by Elie Wiesel ,,, the Jewish Joshua. The human humble man of war.
Read Elie Wiesel’s essay on Joshua in the Bible as it originally appeared in Bible Review, December 1998. …. it depicts a violence, even a thirst for violence, that is found nowhere else.
Joshua, the perfect disciple. Obedient and humble. The man whose devotion to his master can serve as an example to all. God’s chosen, just as Moses had been. The servant become leader, whom God and Moses do not cease to encourage—so much so that we wonder why he had such a need. Is it because, in his humility, Joshua felt so inferior to Moses,[…]https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/hebrew-bible/joshua-in-the-bible/
However let’s see the sun stand still.
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