About Jesus Steve Sweetman
Chapters 12 to 22
Joshua, Chapters 12
I will not comment on these chapters.
For the most part they concern the distribution of the
Note in chapter 19 that Simeon actually shared land with Judah.
Note also that the tribe of Levi was never expected to get
land. They were the tribe of
priests, and as stated in the Law of Moses, God Himself was their
inheritance. They would be
scattered throughout Israel
in 48 cites which we see in chapters 20 and 21.
Six of these 48 cites were called "cities of refuge".
These cities were especially designated to those who killed
someone by mistake. Someone
in this situation could go to any one of these cities and find safety
and refuge from those who would want to kill them in retaliation.
These cities were not for those who intentionally killed someone.