I am sure now that I carry my beloved Joshua's child in my womb.
She has done this deed for so many others, but I can't bear to heap more sin on my blackened soul and kill unborn this result of my Joshua's love.
The question is further complicated by the account of Joshua's overthrow of Amalek apparently in the Sinaitic peninsula.
A great standing stone under an oak-tree here was traditionally associated with Joshua's last speech (Jos.
From an historical point of view it is characteristic of these additions that they generalize Joshua's successes, and represent the conquest of Canaan, effected under his leadership, as far more complete than the earlier narratives allow us to suppose was the case.
The close relation between Jacob and Aramaeans confirms the view that some of the tribes of Israel were partly of Aramaean origin; his entrance into Palestine from beyond the Jordan is parallel to Joshua's invasion at the head of the Israelites; and his previous journey from the south finds independent support in traditions of another distinct movement from this quarter.
Joshua's covenant at Shechem and the Shechemite covenant-god (cf.
It is impossible to regard the warlike expeditions described in this section as supplementary campaigns undertaken after Joshua's death; they are plainly represented as the first efforts of the Israelites to gain a firm footing in the land (at Hebron, Debir, Bethel), in the very cities which Joshua is related to have subdued (Josh.
6-io is almost identical with the narrative appended to Joshua's address (Joshua xxiv.
Is reminiscent of Joshua's battle at Ai (Josh.