Posted by: biblestudyseattle | February 25, 2016

The Elders of Joshua

There’s a heavy chronological clue at the end of Joshua.
“It came about after these things that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being one hundred and ten years old. And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of Mount Gaash.
Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua and all the days of the elders who survived Joshua, and had known all the deeds of the Lord which He had done for Israel.” Joshua 24:29-31

Evidently, the elders outlived Joshua by about 19 years as discovered by Paul Mezera. This insight gives the date for the exiling of the Northern tribes in 722 BC.

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