J O S H U A
Many particular things we have read concerning the
two tribes and a half, though nothing separated them from the rest
of the tribes except the river Jordan, and this chapter is wholly
concerning them. I. Joshua's dismission of the militia of those
tribes from the camp of Israel, in which the had served as
auxiliaries, during all the wars of Canaan, and their return
thereupon to their own country, ver.
1-9. II. The altar they built on the borders of Jordan,
in token of their communion with the land of Israel, ver. 10. III. The offence which the
rest of the tribes took at this altar, and the message they sent
thereupon, ver. 11-20.
IV. The apology which the two tribes and a half made for what they
had done, ver. 21-29.
V. The satisfaction which their apology gave to the rest of the
tribes, ver. 30-34. And
(which is strange), whereas in most differences that happen there
is a fault on both sides, on this there was fault on no side; none
(for aught that appears) were to be blamed, but all to be