Joshua 24:30

30 And they buried him in his own inheritance at 1Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, north of the mountain of Gaash.

Joshua 24:30 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 24:30

And they buried him in the border of his inheritance
In a field belonging to his estate; for they buried not in towns and cities in those times. The Greek version adds,

``and they put into the tomb, in which he was buried, the stone knives with which he circumcised the children of Israel at Gilgal, when he brought them out of Egypt;''

and an Arabic writer F5 affirms the same, but without any foundation:

in Timnathserah, which [is] in Mount Ephraim;
which was his city, and where he dwelt; and of which (See Gill on Joshua 19:50); and his grave was near the city; here, they say F6, his father Nun, and Caleb also, were buried:

on the north side of the hill of Gaash;
of the brooks or valleys of Gnash mention is made in ( 2 Samuel 23:30 ) ; which very probably were at the bottom of this hill.


FOOTNOTES:

F5 Patricides, p. 31. apud Hottinger. Smegma, p. 523.
F6 Cippi Heb. p. 32.

Joshua 24:30 In-Context

28 So Joshua sent the people away, every man to his inheritance.
29 After these things Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being 110 years old.
30 And they buried him in his own inheritance at Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, north of the mountain of Gaash.
31 Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua and had known all the work that the LORD did for Israel.
32 As for the bones of Joseph, which the people of Israel brought up from Egypt, they buried them at Shechem, in the piece of land that Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money. It became an inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.

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