|Publication Date||June 25, 2012|
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...expressed to them: Now therefore ye are accursed; and there shall none of you befreed from being bond-men K Had the Gibeonites treated openly and uprightly with the Israel Josh. ix. 22. h Josh. x. 25. 4 Ver. 7. 1 Ver. 26, 27. c Vid. quæ sup. k Numb, xxvii. 5. ix. 8. Josh. ix. 23. 1 Josh. ix. 23. I Ver. 24. ites, I imagine there was nothing in the law that would have prevented their being received upon such terms as that, after some generations, their children might have come into the congregation, and been free in Israel m. When the Canaanites heard that the inhabitants of Gibeon were gone over to the Israelites, they were uneasy at it: such a defection from their common cause gave them new fears; for Gibeon was a large and powerful city11. However, they resolved to take measures to deter other towns from following this example, and to defeat Joshua of the additional strength which the Gibeonites might be to him. And for this end they immediately marched their forces, under the command of five of their kings, against the Gibeonites0: the Gibeonites sent unto Gilgal to Joshua for succour P: Jolliua with his army soon came to their relief, and obtained an entire victory over the five kings, took them all prisoners, and put them to deaths. Two very great miracles attended the battle this day, fought between the Canaanites and the Israelites: one, that God was pleased by a storm of hailstones to kill more of the enemy than fell by the sword of the Israelites r; the other, that, at the word of Joshua, the sun and moon were seen to stand still for near a whole day, to afford the Israelites a continuance of daylight to pursue their victory S. It is obvious to observe, how remarkably pertinent both these miracles were to the circumstances of the...