Joshua 9:17: Israel’s March to Gibeon

Verse 17:[1] And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto their cities on the third day. Now their cities were (Josh. 18:25, 26, 28; Ezra 2:25) Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjath-jearim.

[On the third day] From which it was discovered that they were Canaanites (Masius). Otherwise it was distant from Gilgal only by the journey of a day and a night, as he shows in the following chapter (Masius on verse 16).

Their cities: Cities which were subject to Gibeon, which was the royal city, Joshua 10:2.

[1] Hebrew: וַיִּסְע֣וּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל וַיָּבֹ֛אוּ אֶל־עָרֵיהֶ֖ם בַּיּ֣וֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֑י וְעָרֵיהֶם֙ גִּבְע֣וֹן וְהַכְּפִירָ֔ה וּבְאֵר֖וֹת וְקִרְיַ֥ת יְעָרִֽים׃

1 thought on “Joshua 9:17: Israel’s March to Gibeon

  1. What were the citizens of Gibeon thinking as Israel made its approach?

    Numbers 32:23b: “…and be sure your sin will find you out.”

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