Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Joshua 8:30–35

Joshua 8:30–35: The Covenant Renewed at Mount Ebal

Synopsis

At this point, the Israelites have conquered Jericho, and have also conquered Ai. They are now taking a break, to renew their covenant with the LORD, as Moses commanded them. Joshua builds an altar on Mount Ebal, and they sacrifice burnt offerings and fellowship offerings there. Joshua then copies all of the law, handed down to Moses, onto stones. All of the Israelites are facing Joshua as he does this.

Once this is done, Joshua reads out all of the law to the Israelites.

Thoughts

I don’t really have much to say about this passage. I do like the fact that the Israelites are taking time out of their takeover of the Promised Land to renew their covenant with the LORD—we all need time to set aside to Him, to remind ourselves that we can do nothing without Him.
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