Joshua – Chapter 13: Land Still to Be Taken

In the last chapter of Joshua we read an entire list of dead kings killed by the Israelites in the name of God.  In other words, the Bible is bragging about the number of people the Israelites have killed.  I suppose bragging is better than killing, but bragging about killing?  Yep, those are the morals the Bible teaches.  Let’s take a look at what Chapter 13 has to offer.

“When Joshua had grown old, the Lord said to him, ‘You are now very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over.’” – Joshua 13:1

OMG!  There’s still more people for the Israelites to conquer, kill, and potentially enslave?  Seriously?!?!?!

“As for all the inhabitants of the mountain regions from Lebanon to Misrephoth Maim, that is, all the Sidonians, I myself will drive them out before the Israelites.” – Joshua 13:6

God himself is driving out the people already occupying the lands.  This is the god Christians worship?

The rest of the chapter is just a list of which tribes get which portion of the land stolen from the people already living there.  This chapter ends with:

“This is the inheritance Moses had given when he was in the plains of Moab across the Jordan east of Jericho. But to the tribe of Levi, Moses had given no inheritance; the Lord, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as he promised them.” – Joshua 13:32-33

Hmm…given there is likely no god, assuming Moses ever existed, he made up a god and then screwed over the Levities who get NOTHING for an inheritance.  LOL!

That concludes Joshua 13.  Not much here aside from dividing up a land that the Israelites stole from people already living there.  Biblical morals.  Steal from those who have what you want.

Coming Soon:  Joshua – Chapter 14:  Division of the Land West of the Jordan

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