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ITS BOUNDARIES. herit it, one as well as another; , land of oil olive, and hone Exod.xxill , 31. And I will set thy mine hand to give it unto your without scarceness, thou shal

concerning the which I lifted up land wherein thou shalt eat ! bounds from the Red sea even fathers: and this land shall fall lack any thing in it; a land # unto the sea of the Philistines, and unto you for inheritance. And stones are iron, and out of from the desert unto the river: this shall be the border of the land bills thou mayest dig brass. for I will deliver the inhabitants toward the north side, from the of the land into your hand; and great sea, the way of Hethlon, as brought us into this placa,

Deut. xxvi, 9-11. And he thou shalt drive them out before


to Zedad; Hamath, hath given us this land, a thee.

Berothah, Sibraim, which is be- land that floweth with milk Deut. III, 12-17. And this land, tween the border of Damascus honey. And now, bebold, I which we possessed at that time, and the border of Hamath; Hazar- brought the first-fruits of the from Aroer, which is by the river hatticon, which is by the coast of which thou, O LORD, hast Arnon, and half mount Gilead, Hauran. And the border from

me. And thou shalt set it b and the cities thereof, gave I unto the sea shall be Hazar-enan, the the LORD thy God, and wo the Reubenites, and to the Gadites. border of Damascus, and the north before the LORD thy God. And the rest of Gilead, and all northward, and the border of thou shalt rejoice in every Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, Hamath. And this is the north thing which the LORD thy gave I'unto the half-tribe of Ma- side. And the east side ye shall hath given unto thee, and nasseh; all the region of Argob, measure from Hauran, and from thine house, thou, and the IA with all Bashan, which was called Damascus, and from Gilead, and and the stranger that is al the land of giants. Jair the son from the land of Israel by Jordan,

you. of Manasseh took all the country from the border unto the east sea. ot Argob, unto the coasts of Ge- And this is the east side. And said, Arise, that we may 5

Judges xviii, 9, 10. And them after his own name, Bashan- Tamar even to the waters of strife against them: for we hare havoth-jair, unto this day. And in Kadesh, the river to the great the land, and, behold, it is I gave Gilead unto Machir. And sea. And this is the south side good; and are ye stile Be unto the Reubenites, and unto southward.

slothful to go, and to enti The west side also

When yi the Gadites, I gave from Gilead shall be the great sea from the possess the land.

ye shall come unto a people se even unto the river Arnon, half border, till a man the valley, and the border, even against Hamath. This is the

and to a large land: for God unto the river Jabbok, which is west side. So shall ye divide this given it into your hands, a the border of the children of land unto you according to the where there is no want of

thing that is in the earth. Ammon; The plain also, and Jor-tribes of Israel. dan, and the coast thereof, from Ezek. xlviii, 29, 30. This is the them this land, which thou

Jer. xxxii, 22. And hast ! Chinnereth even unto the sea of land which ye shall divide by lot the plain, even the salt sea, under unto the tribes of Israel for in- swear to their fathers

to Ashdoth-pisgah eastward. heritance, and these are their them, a land flowing with

and honey. Deut. iv, 47-49. And they portions, saith the Lord God. possessed his land, and the land And these are the goings out of

Ezek, xx, 6. In the day tl of og king of Bashan, two kings the city on the north side, four lifted up mine hand unto ibel of the Amorites, which were on thousand and five hundred meas- bring them forth of the lar this side Jordan, toward the sun ures.

Egypt into a land that I hade rising; From Aroer, which is by

for them, flowing with milk the bank of the river Arnon, even DESCRIPTION OF THE honey, which is the glory & unto mount Sion, which is Her


COUNTRY. mon, And all the plain on this

Exod. xxxiii, 3. Unto a land side Jordan eastward, even unto

(See under Agriculture a the sea of the plain, under the I will not go up in the midst of flowing with milk and honey: for

Animals, BEE.) springs of Pisgah. Amos vi, 2. Pass ye unto Calneh, people: lest I consume thee in the

thee; for thou art a stiffnecked PROMISE OF POSSESSI and see; and fr thence go ye to

Gen. xiii, 14, 15, 17. And way.

Lord said unto Abram, after Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they unto you,'ye shall inherit their up now thine eyes, and look

Lev. XX, 24. But I have said Lot was separated from him better than these kingdoms? or land, and' I will give it unto you the place where thou art their border greater than your to possess it, a land that floweth ward, and southward, and border?

with milk and honey: I am the ward, and westward: For all

LORD your God, which have land which thou seest, to thee THE SAME AS SEEN IN THE seperated you from other people. I give it, and to thy seed for VISION OF EZEKIEL.

Deut. viii, 7-9. For the LORD thy Arise, walk through the lab Ezek. xlvil, 13-21. Thus saith God bringeth thee into a good the length of it, and in the bre the Lord God, This shall be the land, a land of brooks of water, of it: for I will give it unto tbt border whereby ye shall inherit of fountains and depths that spring Gen. xv, 17-21. And it came the land, according to the twelve out of valleys

and hills; A land of pass, that, when the sun tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have wheat, and barley, and vines, and down, and it was dark, bebol two portions. And ye shall in- fig trees, and pomegranates; a smoking furnace, and a burt


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up that passed between those fore this people, and he shall ,ceive for an inheritance, obeyed; res. In that same day the cause them to inherit the land and he went out, not knowing BD made covenant with which thou shalt see.

whither he went. By faith he sorunn, saying, Unto thy seed re I given this land, from the over Jordan, to go in to possess Deut. xi, 31. For ye shall pass journed in the land of promise, as

in a strange country, dwelling in er , the river Euphrates: The God giveth you, and ye shall pos- promise. For he looked for a city of Egypt unto the great the land which the LORD your tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob,

the heirs with him of the same nites, and the Kenizzites, and sess it, and dwell therein. Kadmonites, And the HitDeut. xxxii, 8. When the most builder and maker is God.

which hath foundations, whose $, and the Perizzites, and the bairas, And the Amorites, and High divided to the nations their Canaanites, and the Girgash- inheritance, when he separated


the sons of Adam, he set the
bounds of the people according to

POSSESSION. lam. IFI, &. And I will give the number of the children of 2 Kings xxi, 8. Neither will i btbee, and to thy seed after Israel.

make the feet of Israel move any the land wherein thou art ranger, all the land of Canaan,

Joshua 1, 3, 4. Every place that more out of the land which I gave an everlasting possession; and the sole of your foot shall tread up their fathers; only if they will obI be their God. on, that have I given unto you, as

serve to do according to all that I I said unto Moses. From the have commanded them, and ac22. JIVI, 2, 3. And the LORD wilderness and this Lebanon, even cording to all the law that my ered into him, and said, Go unto the great river, the river servant Moses commanded them. down into Egypt; dwell in the Euphrates, all the land of the

1 Chron. xxviii, 8. Now thereIsbich I shall tell thee of. Hittites, and unto the great sea, fore, in the sight of all Israel, the kumn in this land, and I will be toward the going down of the sun, congregation of the LORD, and in thee, and will bless thee: for shall be your coast.

the audience of our God, keep and othee, and unto thy seed, I

seek for all the commandments of give all these countries, and l perform the oath which I SUBSEQUENT ALLUSIONS.

the LORD your God; that ye may Te onto Abraliam thy father. 1 Chron. xvi, 18, 19. Saying, it for an inheritance for your chil

possess this good land, and leave Unto thee will I give the land of 2. IXXV, 12. And the land Canaan, the lot of your inheri

dren after you for ever. a I gave Abraham and Isaac, tance; 'When ye were but few, 19 amend your ways and your

Jer. vii, 5-7. For if ye thoroughes I will give it, and to thy even a few. and strangers in it. ther thee will I give the

doings; if ye thoroughly execute Neh. 1x, 7, 8. Thou art the LORD judgment between a man and his Alvili, 21. And Israel said and broughtest him forth out of

the God,

who didst choose Abram, neighbour; If ye oppress not the umeph, Behold, I die; out Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest widow, and shed not innocent

stranger, the fatherless, and the Naball be with you, and bring him the name of Abraham: And main unto the land of your foundest his heart faithful before after other gods to your hurt;

blood in this place, neither walk thee, and madest a covenant with Then will I cause you to dwell in 2.1

, 24. And Joseph said unto him, to give the land of the this place in the land that I gave Arethren, I die: and God will Canaanites, the Hittites, the Am- to your fathers, for ever and ever. s visit you, and bring you orites, and the Perizzites, and the

this land unto the land Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to COMMISSION TO a he sware to Abraham, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast and to Jacob.

CONQUER IT. performed thy words: for thou art hod. VI, 4, 8. And I have also righteous.

Deut. x, 11. And the LORD said

unto me, Arise, take thy journey Hished my covenant with Ps. cv, 11, 12. Saying, Unto thee before the people, that they may

to give them the land of will I give the land of Canaan, the Lan, the land of their pilgrim- lot of your inheritance:

go in and possess the land, which

Therein they were strangers. they were but a few men in num- unto them.

I sware unto their fathers to give I will bring you in unto the ber, yea, very few, and strangers concerning the which I did in it.

Joshua i, 1, 2. Now after the ir to give it to Abraham, to Acts vii, 2-5. And he said, Men, death of Moses, the servant of the s, and to Jacob; and I will brethren, and fathers, hearken; LORD, it came to pass, that the it you for an heritage: I am The God of glory appeared unto LORD spake unto Joshua the son

our father Abraham, when he was of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, hod. IV, 17. Thou shalt bring in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt Moses my servant is dead; now in, and plant them in the in Charran, And said unto him, therefore arise, go over this JorIntain of thine inheritance, in Get thee out of thy country, and dan, thou, and all this people,

unto the land which I do give to place, O LORD, which thou from thy kindred, and come into I made for thee to dwell in: in the land which I shall shew thee. them, even to the children of

Israel. Sanctuary, O LORD, which thy Then came ho out of the land of s have established. the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Char

Joshua xviii, 2, 3. And there reran: and from thence, when his mained among the children of hod. Txijt, 1. And the LORD father

was dead, he removed him Israel seven tribes, which had not uunto Moses, Depart, and go into this land, 'wherein ye now yet received their inheritance. so thou hast brought up out heritance in it, no, not so much as of Israel, How long are yo slack the land of Egypt, unto the to set his foot on:

'yet he promised to go to possess the land, which which I sware unto Abra- that he would give it to him for a the LORD God of your fathers hath 1, to Isaac, and to Jacob, say-possession, and to his seed after given you. Unto thy seed will I give it. him, when as yet he had no child. Pent. 111, 28. Bat charge Joshua,

CHARACTER AND EXPULHeb. xi, 8, 10. By faith Abraham, encourage him, and streng. when he was called to go out into

SION OF ITS ABORIGINES. a blin, for be shall go over be a place which he should after

re- Exod. xxill, 29, 30. I will not

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drive them out from before thee y rates, even unto the uttermost sea, and had feared other gods. in one year, lest the land become shall your coast be.

walked in the statutes of the desolate, and the beast of the field

Deut. xil, 31. Thou shalt not do then, whom the LORD cast multiply against thee. By little

80 unto the LORD thy God: for from before the children of I and little I will drive them out every abomination to the LORD and of the kings of Israel, from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.

which he hateth bath they done they had made.

unto their gods; for even their Ezra ix, 10, 11. And now, Exod. xxxiv, 11. Observe thou sons and their daughters they God, what shall we say after that which I command thee this have burnt in the fire to their for 'we have forsaken thy day: behold, I drive out before gods.

mandments, Which thou thee the Amorite, and the Ca- Deut. xviii, 14. For these na commanded by thy servant naanite, and the Hittite, and the tions, which thou shalt possess, prophets, saying, The land, Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the hearkened

unto observers ortimes, which yo go to possess it Jebusite.

and unto diviners; but as for thee, unclean land with the filthin Lev. xviit, 25, 27. And the land the LORD thy God hath not suffer the people of the lands, with 18 deflled: therefore I do visit the ed thee so to do.

abominations, which have fil iniquity thereof upon it, and the Deut. xxix, 16, 17. (For ye know from one end to another land itself vomiteth out her in- how we have dwelt in the land of

their uncleanness. habitants. (For all these abomin Egypt, and how we came through Neh. ix, 24, 25. So the chi ations have the men of the land the nations which ye passed by; went in and possessed the done which were before you, and And ye have seen their abomina- and thou subduedst before the land is defiled.)

tions, and their idols, wood and the inhabitants of the land Num. xxiv, 19. Out of Jacob stone, silver and gold, which Canaanites, and gavest them shall come he that shall have were among them.)

their hands, with their dominion, and shall destroy him Deut. xxxi, 3. The LORD thy and the people of the that remaineth of the city. God, he will go over before thee, that they might do with

and he will destroy these nations as they would. And they Num. xxxiit, 53, 55, 56. And ye from before thee, and thou shalt strong cities, and a fat land shall dispossess the inhabitants of possess them; and Joshua, he possessed houses full of all & the land, and dwell therein: for I shall go over before theo, as the wells digged,

vineyards and have given you the land to pos- LORD hath said.

yards, and fruit trees in al sess it. But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land

Josh. xl1, 7, 8. And these are the filled, and became fat, an

ance: so tbey did eat, and from before you; then it shall come kings of the country which Joshua lighted

themselves in the to pass, that those which yo let and the children of Israel smote goodness. remain of them shall be pricks in on this side Jordan on the west,

Ps. lxxvii, 55. He cast on your eyes, and thorns in your from Baal-gad in the valley of

heathen also before them, sides, and shall vex you in the land Lebanon, even unto the mount wherein ye dwell. Moreover, it Halak, that goeth up to Seir; line, and made the tribes of 1

divided them an inheritanc shall come to pass, that I shall do which Joshua gave unto you as I thought to do unto tribes of Israel for a possession, to dwell in their tents. thern,

according to their divisions: In Acts xill, 19. And when he

the mountains, and in the valleys, destroyed seven nations in Deut. 1x, 1-3. Hear, O Israel; and in the plains, and in the land of Chanaan, he divided Thou art pass over Jordan this springs, and in the wilderness,

land to them by lot. day, to go in to possess nations and in the south country; the greater and mightier than thysell, Hittites, the Amorites, and the cities great, and fenced up to hea-Canaanites, the Perizzites, tho

REFLECTIONS UPON T ven; A people great and tall, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

CONQUEST. children of the Anaklms, whom

Num. xxl, 29–31. Woe to thou koowest, and of whom thou

Joshua xxlil, 5. And the LORD Moab! thou art undone, o pe hast heard say, Who can stand be your God, he shall expel them of Chemosh! ho bath given fore the children of Anak? Un from before you, and drive them sons that escaped, and his da derstand therefore this day, that from out of your sight; and ye ters, into captivity unto s the LORD thy God is he which shall possess their land, as the king of the Amorites. We goeth over before thee; as a con- LORD your God hath promised un- shot at them; Heshbon is peri saming fire he shall destroy them, to you.

even unto Dibon, and we and he shall bring them down be- Joshua xxiv, 8. And I brought laid them wasto even unto N fore thy face: so shalt thou drive you into the land of the Amorites, ah, which reacheth unto Ned them out, and destroy them which dwelt on the other side Thus Israel dwelt in the lan quickly, as the LORD hath said un- Jordan; and they fought with the Amorites. to thee.

you; and I gave them into your Deut. iv, 37, 38. And becaus Deut. xl, 22-24. For if ye shall hand, that ye might possess their loved thy fathers, therefore diligently keep all these command-land; and I destroyed them from chose their seed after them,

before you. ments which I command you, to

brought theo out in his sight do them, to love the LORD your

1 Kings xxl, 26. And he did very his mighty power out of Es God, to walk in all his ways, and abominably in following idols, ac- To drive vut nations from the to cleave unto him; Then will cording to all things as did the thee, greater and mightier ! the LORD drive out all these na- Amorites, whom the LORD cast thou art, to bring thee in, to tions from before you, and ye out before the children of Israel. theo their land for an inberita shall possess greater nations and 2 Kings xvii, 7, 8. For 80 it was, as it is this day. mightler than yourselves. Every that the children of Israel had Deut. xxvi, 3. And thous place whereon the soles of your sinned against the LORD their God, go unto the priest that shall b feet shall tread shall be yours: which had brought them out of the those days, and say unto hill from the wilderness and Lebanon, land of Egypt, from under the profess this day unto the from the river, the river Euph hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, I thy God, that I am come unto

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