|Overview - Joshua 24|
|1||Joshua assembles the tribes at Shechem.|
|2||A brief history of God's benefits, from Terah.|
|14||He renews the covenant between them and God.|
|26||A stone the witness of the covenant.|
|29||Joshua's age, death, and burial.|
|32||Joseph's bones are buried.|
Joshua 24:1 (King James Version)
And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God.
- This must have been a different assembly from that mentioned in the preceding chapter, though probably held not long after the former.
- As it is immediately added, that "they presented themselves before God," which is supposed to mean at the tabernacle; some are of opinion that Joshua caused it to be conveyed from Shiloh to Shechem on this occasion, to give the greater solemnity to his last meeting with the people. The Vatican and Alexandrian copies of the Septuagint, however, read [Selo,] both here and in verse 25; which many suppose to have
- been the original reading Dr. Shuckford supposes that the covenant was made at Shechem, and that the people went to Shiloh to confirm it. But the most probable opinion seems to be that of Dr. Kennicott, that when all the tribes were assembled as Shechem, Joshua called the chiefs to him on that mount, which had before been consecrated by the law, and by the altar which he had erected.
- Genesis 12:6 ; Genesis 33:18 Genesis 33:19 35:4 Judges 9:1-3 ; 1 Kings 12:1
- 23:2 Exodus 18:25 Exodus 18:26
- 1 Samuel 10:19 ; Acts 10:33