Book of joshua dating
“The Israelites’ sword, in its bloodiest executions, wrought a work of mercy for all the countries of the earth to the very end of the world.” This book resembles the Acts of the Apostles in the number and variety of historical incidents it records, and in its many references to persons and places; and as in the latter case the epistles of Paul (see Paley’s Horae Paul.) confirm its historical accuracy by their incidental allusions and “undesigned coincidences,” so in the former modern discoveries confirm its historicity. 1480 down to the time of Joshua, and consisting of official communications from Amorite, Phoenician, and Philistine chiefs to the king of Egypt, they afford a glimpse into the actual condition of Palestine prior to the Hebrew invasion, and illustrate and confirm the history of the conquest.The Amarna tablets (see ADONIZEDEC) are among the most remarkable discoveries of the age. A letter, also still extant, from a military officer, “master of the captains of Egypt,” dating from near the end of the reign of Rameses II., gives a curious account of a journey, probably official, which he undertook through Palestine as far north as to Aleppo, and an insight into the social condition of the country at that time.Do you know you have asked for this priceless thing As a child might ask for a toy?Demanding what others have died to win, With a reckless dash of boy.
You don’t have to prove others wrong to continue on the course you know God has shown you.” ― Joshua Harris, “The world takes us to a silver screen on which flickering images of passion and romance play, and as we watch, the world says, “This is love.” God takes us to the foot of a tree on which a naked and bloodied man hangs and says, “This is love.” ― Joshua Harris, “Having a girlfriend was no longer my greatest need. I wanted to please Him in my relationships even if it meant looking radical and foolish to other people - even if it meant kissing dating goodbye.” ― Joshua Harris, “And I think that's the story of our generation's pursuit of fulfillment in relationships. I looked out for my needs andfit others into my agenda. Aren’t you glad that God’s love for us isn’t as unpredictable?There are two difficulties connected with this book which have given rise to much discussion, (1.) The miracle of the standing still of the sun and moon on Gibeon. They need, however, present no difficulty if we believe in the possibility of God’s miraculous interposition in behalf of his people.The record of it occurs in Joshua’s impassioned prayer of faith, as quoted (Josh. Whether it was caused by the refraction of the light, or how, we know not.You have written my lesson of duty out, Manlike, you have questioned me.Now stand at the bars of my woman's soul Until I shall question thee.