It’s easier to stayed united during a war than after it. There is still a lot of unconquered land but they are holding it together. We don’t know if they satisfied everyone’s personal preferences but they certainly did satisfy Caleb’s. An extremely difficult job looks easy because of the trust they had on God.
Amazed by all the details such as territories, boundaries, towns, villages, etc. If God is so mindful of our earthly life how much more for our life in eternity.
Amazing how the Israelites are back in same place where Abraham walked centuries ago.
The towns are the buds of the promise (seed) that was given to Abraham. It took years and years. Took the soil of affliction and pain and sheer humanness. The fertilizer of faith and sun of Gods presence. It is through these towns the ultimate Gardener is going to come to the world.
Caleb asked for a prominent place, Hebron and received it. Caleb’s daughter was like her father. She asked her father to give her springs of water. The generous father gave both the upper and the lower springs.
This reminds me of the verse from Acts 17:26 Which says
“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands”
What an Awesome God!!
Intro: This chapter made me to do some research about v63.
-(v63) Judah could not dislodge the Jebusites from Jerusalem, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live “with” (this is the key word) the people of Judah.
-Rahab helped the Israelites so they spared her family. Gibeonites made covenant with Israelites so they spared them. (13:13) Israelites did not (they could but they didn’t) drive out the people of Geshur and Maakah so they lived among them.
-But, Israelites “could not” dislodge Jebusites from Jerusalem, because they are descendants of Abimelech to whom Abraham had a good bond with, that made Israelites to “make peace” with them and allowed them to live with them!
“So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a covenant” (Gen. 21:27).
We find the property distribution is smooth. Except Caleb and his daughter no one else seem to have claimed anything or disputed the distribution.Is this due to Joshua’s leadership? Or they received plenty? …may be both.