J O S H U A
This chapter concludes the life and reign of
Joshua, in which we have, I. The great care and pains he took to
confirm the people of Israel in the true faith and worship of God,
that they might, after his death, persevere therein. In order to
this he called another general assembly of the heads of the
congregation of Israel (ver.
1) and dealt with them. 1. By way of narrative,
recounting the great things God had done for them and their
fathers, ver. 2-13. 2.
By way of charge to them, in consideration thereof, to serve God,
ver. 14. 3. By way of
treaty with them, wherein he aims to bring them, (1.) To make
religion their deliberate choice; and they did so, with reasons for
their choice, ver.
15-18. (2.) To make it their determinate choice, and to
resolve to adhere to it, ver.
19-24. 4. By way of covenant upon that treaty, ver. 25-28. II. The conclusion of
this history, with, 1. The death and burial of Joshua (ver. 29, 30) and Eleazar
(ver. 33), and the mention
of the burial of Joseph's bones upon that occasion, ver. 32. 2. A general account of the
state of Israel at that time, ver.