The Bible History
Old Testament

Alfred Edersheim


Volume 3
Israel in Canaan Under Joshua and the Judges

CHAPTER 1—Israel About To Take Possession Of The Land Of Promise - Decisive Contest Showing The Real Character Of Heathenism - Character And History Of Balaam.
CHAPTER 2—The "Prophecies" Of Balaam - The End Of Balaam - Parallel Between Balaam And Judas
CHAPTER 3 —The Second Census Of Israel - The "Daughters Of Zelophehad" - Appointment Of Moses' Successor - Sacrificial Ordinances - The War Against Midian - Allocation Of Territory East Of The Jordan - Levitical And Cities Of Refuge
CHAPTER 4—Death And Burial Of Moses
CHAPTER 5—The Charge To Joshua - Despatch Of The Two Spies To Jericho - Rahab
CHAPTER 6—The Miraculous Parting Of Jordan, And The Passage Of The Children Of Israel - Gilgal And Its Its Meaning - The First Passover On The Soil Of Palestine
CHAPTER 7—The "Prince Of The Host Of Jehovah" Appears To Joshua - The Miraculous Fall Of Jericho Before The Ark Of Jehovah
CHAPTER 8—Unsuccessful Attack Upon Ai - Achan's Sin, And Judgment - Ai Attacked A Second Time And Taken
CHAPTER 9—Solemn Dedication Of The Land And Of Israel On Mounts Ebal And Gerizim - The Deceit Of The Gibeonites.
CHAPTER 10—The Battle Of Gibeon - Conquest Of The South Of Canaan - The Battle Of Merom - Conquest Of The North Of Canaan - State Of The Land At The Close Of The Seven Years' War
CHAPTER 11—Distribution Of The Land - Unconquered Districts - Tribes East Of The Jordan - "The Lot" - Tribes West Of The Jordan - The Inheritance Of Caleb - Dissatisfaction Of The Sons Of Joseph - The Tabernacle At Shiloh - Final Division Of The Land
CHAPTER 12—Return Of The Two And A Half Tribes To Their Homes - Building Of An Altar By Them - Embassy To Them - Joshua's Farewell Addresses - Death Of Joshua - Review Of His Life And Work
CHAPTER 13—Summary Of The Book Of Judges - Judah's And Simeon's Campaign - Spiritual And National Decay Of Israel - "From Gilgal To Bochim."
CHAPTER 14—Othniel - Ehud - Shamgar
CHAPTER 15—The Oppression Of Jabin And Sisera - Deborah And Barak - The Battle Of Taanach - The Song Of Deborah
CHAPTER 16—Midianitish Oppression - The Calling Of Gideon - Judgment Begins At The House Of God - The Holy War - The Night-Battle Of Moreh
CHAPTER 17—Farther Course Of Gideon - The Ephod At Ophrah - - Death Of Gideon - Conspiracy Of Abimelech - The Parable Of Jotham - Rule And End Of Abimelech
CHAPTER 18—Successors Of Abimelech - Chronology Of The Period - Israel's Renewed Apostacy And Their Humiliation Before Jehovah - Oppression By The Ammonites - - Jephthah - His History And Vow - The Successors Of Jephthah
CHAPTER 19—Meaning Of The History Of Samson - His Annunciation And Early History - The Spirit Of Jehovah "Impels Him" - His Deeds Of Faith
CHAPTER 20—The Sin And Fall Of Samson - Jehovah Departs From Him - Samson's Repentance, Faith, And Death
CHAPTER 21—Social And Religious Life In Bethlehem In The Days Of The Judges - The Story Of Ruth - King David's Ancestors

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