Joshua 16 – “The Portion of Ephraim”

hard-labor-work-heavy loadHebrew-English Text

I. Summary

Ephraim is allotted its portion but is unable to dispossess the Canaanites from Gezer.

 

II. Photo

The Canaanites work for Ephraim: “The Canaanites remained in the midst of Ephraim, as is still the case. But they had to perform forced labor.” (v. 10)

 

 

III. Select Verses

4: Thus the Josephites — that is, Manasseh and Ephraim — received their portion.

10: However, they failed to dispossess the Canaanites who dwelt in Gezer; so the Canaanites remained in the midst of Ephraim, as is still the case. But they had to perform forced labor.

 

IV. Outline

1-4. The southern border of the Ephraim and Manasseh

5-9. The other borders of Ephraim

10. The Canaanites remained in Gezer as forced laborers

 

EphraimV. Comment

For help with the geography, see the map on page 182 of A. F. Rainey and R S. Notley. The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World. Jerusalem: Carta, 2006.

 

VI. Works Used

(see “Commentaries” page)

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