Joshua chapter 12

The 31 kingdoms conquered by Israel.

 


 

THE 31 KINGDOMS CONQUERED BY ISRAEL

 

VERSE 1. Now these are the kings of the land, whom the children of Israel struck, and possessed their land beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah eastward:

 

VERSE 2. Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the middle of the valley, and half Gilead, even to the river Jabbok, the border of the children of Ammon;

Sihon king of the Amorites. The first two kingdoms listed were conquered under Moses on the east side of the Jordan: Sihon and Og (see verse 4 below).

Although Sihon is referred to as a “king,” he reigned over a city-state and only had local authority.

 

VERSE 3. and the Arabah to the sea of Chinneroth, eastward, and to the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, eastward, the way to Beth Jeshimoth; and on the south, under the slopes of Pisgah:

 

VERSE 4. and the border of Og king of Bashan, of the remnant of the Rephaim, who lived at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,

Og king of Bashan. The first two kingdoms listed were conquered under Moses on the east side of the Jordan: Sihon and Og (see verse 2 above).

Although Og is referred to as a “king,” he reigned over a city-state and only had local authority.

 

VERSE 5. and ruled in Mount Hermon, and in Salecah, and in all Bashan, to the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.

 

VERSE 6. Moses the servant of the LORD and the children of Israel struck them. Moses the servant of the LORD gave it for a possession to the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

 

VERSE 7. These are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the children of Israel struck beyond the Jordan westward, from Baal Gad in the valley of Lebanon even to Mount Halak, that goes up to Seir. Joshua gave it to the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;

beyond the Jordan westward. These areas are located outside the Promised Land.

 

VERSE 8. in the hill country, and in the lowland, and in the Arabah, and in the slopes, and in the wilderness, and in the South; the Hittite, the Amorite, and the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:

 

VERSE 9. the king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;

This verse begins a list of 16 kings of southern Canaan.

Although they are referred to as “kings,” they reigned over city-states and only had local authority.

 

VERSE 10. the king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;

 

VERSE 11. the king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;

 

VERSE 12. the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;

 

VERSE 13. the king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;

 

VERSE 14. the king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;

 

VERSE 15. the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;

 

VERSE 16. the king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;

 

VERSE 17. the king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;

This verse begins a list of 15 kings of northern Canaan.

Although they are referred to as “kings,” they reigned over city-states and only had local authority.

 

VERSE 18. the king of Aphek, one; the king of Lassharon, one;

 

VERSE 19. the king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;

 

VERSE 20. the king of Shimron Meron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;

 

VERSE 21. the king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;

 

VERSE 22. the king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one;

 

VERSE 23. the king of Dor in the height of Dor, one; the king of Goiim in Gilgal, one;

 

VERSE 24. the king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty-one.

 


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