Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JOSHUA 24\\

This chapter gives us an account of another summons of the tribes of
Israel by Joshua, who obeyed it, and presented themselves before the
Lord at Shechem, \\#Jos 24:1\\; when Joshua in the name of the Lord
rehearsed to them the many great and good things the Lord had done for
them, from the time of their ancestor Abraham to that day,
\\#Jos 24:2-13\\; and then exhorted them to fear and serve the Lord, and
reject idols, \\#Jos 24:14\\; and put them upon making their choice,
whether they would serve the true God, or the gods of the Canaanites;
and they choosing the former, he advised them to abide by their choice,
\\#Jos 24:15-24\\; and made a covenant with them to that purpose, and then
dismissed them, \\#Jos 24:25-28\\; and the chapter is concluded with an
account of the death and burial of Joshua and Eleazar, and of the
interment of the bones of Joseph, \\#Jos 24:29-33\\.