Joshua 24:29-33

Buried in the Promised Land

29 After these things, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten.
30 And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Serah[a] in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.
31 Israel served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had experienced everything the LORD had done for Israel.
32 And Joseph’s bones, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem in the tract of land that Jacob bought for a hundred pieces of silver[b] from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem. This became the inheritance of Joseph’s descendants.
33 And Eleazar son of Aaron died and was buried at Gibeah, which had been allotted to his son Phinehas in the hill country of Ephraim.

Joshua 24:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.
ESV
29 After these things Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being 110 years old.
NLT
29 After this, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of 110.
MSG
29 After all this, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of God, died. He was 110 years old.
CSB
29 After these things, the Lord's servant, Joshua son of Nun, died at the age of 110.

Joshua 24:29-33 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Joshua 24:29-33 In-Context

27 “See!” he said to all the people. “This stone will be a witness against us. It has heard all the words the LORD has said to us. It will be a witness against you if you are untrue to your God.”
28 Then Joshua dismissed the people, each to their own inheritance.
29 After these things, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten.
30 And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Serah in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.
31 Israel served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had experienced everything the LORD had done for Israel.
32 And Joseph’s bones, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem in the tract of land that Jacob bought for a hundred pieces of silver from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem. This became the inheritance of Joseph’s descendants.
33 And Eleazar son of Aaron died and was buried at Gibeah, which had been allotted to his son Phinehas in the hill country of Ephraim.

Cross References 12

  • 1. Judges 1:1
  • 2. S Genesis 50:22; Judges 2:8
  • 3. S Joshua 19:50
  • 4. 2 Samuel 23:30
  • 5. Joshua 7:6; Judges 2:7
  • 6. Hebrews 11:22
  • 7. S Genesis 47:29-30; Genesis 50:25; Exodus 13:19
  • 8. Genesis 33:19; John 4:5; Acts 7:16
  • 9. S Joshua 22:13
  • 10. S Joshua 15:57
  • 11. S Exodus 6:25
  • 12. 1 Samuel 9:4; 1 Kings 4:8

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Also known as "Timnath Heres" (see Judges 2:9)
  • [b]. Hebrew "hundred kesitahs" ; a kesitah was a unit of money of unknown weight and value.
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