Joshua 7:17

17 Then the clans of Judah came forward, and the clan of Zerah was singled out. Then the families of Zerah came forward, and the family of Zimri was singled out.

Joshua 7:17 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 7:17

And he brought the family of Judah
That is, the tribe of Judah, as Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret it, F26; or rather, the several families in that tribe, even the heads of them:

and he took the family of the Zarhites:
which descended from Zerah the son of Judah; that was taken by lot:

and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man;
and cast lots on them:

and Zabdi was taken:
that part of the family of the Zarhites which sprung from Zabdi, a son of Zerah.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 So R. Sol. Ohel Moed, fol. 94. 2.

Joshua 7:17 In-Context

15 The one who has stolen what was set apart for destruction will himself be burned with fire, along with everything he has, for he has broken the covenant of the LORD and has done a horrible thing in Israel.”
16 Early the next morning Joshua brought the tribes of Israel before the LORD, and the tribe of Judah was singled out.
17 Then the clans of Judah came forward, and the clan of Zerah was singled out. Then the families of Zerah came forward, and the family of Zimri was singled out.
18 Every member of Zimri’s family was brought forward person by person, and Achan was singled out.
19 Then Joshua said to Achan, “My son, give glory to the LORD, the God of Israel, by telling the truth. Make your confession and tell me what you have done. Don’t hide it from me.”