Monday, June 21, 2010

Joshua 12-18

The Facts (Chapter number: Verse)

Joshua 12 - No mention of any women.

Joshua 13 - No mention of any women.

Joshua 14 - No mention of any women.

15:16-19 - Caleb said, " Whoever attacks Kiriath-sepher and takes it, to him I will give my daughter Achsah as wife." Othniel son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him his daughter Achsah was a wife. When she came to him, she urged him to ask her father for a field. Caleb asked her what she wished. She said to him, "Give me a present; since you have set me in the land of the Negeb, give me springs of water as well." So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.

Joshua 16 - No mention of any women.

17:3-6 - Zelophehad had no sons, only daughters, Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. They came before the priest Eleazar and Joshua and said, "The Lord commanded Moses gives us an inheritance along with our male kin." Thus there fell to Manasseh ten portions, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance alongside his sons.

Joshua 18 - No mention of any women.

My Comments

Holy crap is this section boring. Reading about how land was divided amongst the people on the scale of Biblical boredom is somewhere between reading genealogies and reading the many, many laws about ritual sacrifice. Pretty much a big snooze fest.

And nice to see women are still prizes to be given out to men who do well. Wouldn't want to give up that trend.

But at least the law concerning daughters and inheritance is still working. Not much but it's something.

Tomorrow: Joshua 19-24

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