J O S H U A
Israel have now got over Jordan, and the waters
which had opened before them, to favour their march forward, are
closed again behind them, to forbid their retreat backward. They
have now got footing in Canaan, and must apply themselves to the
conquest of it, in order to which this chapter tells us, I. How
their enemies were dispirited, ver.
1. II. What was done at their first landing to assist
and encourage them. 1. The covenant of circumcision was renewed,
ver. 2-9. 2. The feast of
the passover was celebrated, ver.
10. 3. Their camp was victualled with the corn of the
land, whereupon the manna ceased, ver. 11, 12. 4. The captain of the Lord's
host himself appeared to Joshua to animate and direct him,