Tuesday, November 17, 2009

73: Dividing the Spoils

Joshua 12-15
This is a slow bible day and a slow news day, we could be in trouble.

Chapter 12 lists all of the defeated (read: slaughtered) kings. There were thirty one kings (and presumably cities) in all.

In chapter 13 God comes to Joshua and says that there is still land to be taken. Joshua doesn't seem to care, and starts dividing up the land. The rest of chapter 13, all of chapter 14, and all of chapter 15 painstakingly describe how the land is divided. I think I deserve a medal for reading this.

There is a tiny glimmer of interesting in Joshua 15. Caleb starts fighting some more tribes, these tribes aren't Israelis so nobody seems to care. Caleb apparently had a hard time capturing a city, because he offers his daughter for marriage to anyone who will capture this city. Someone does capture the city and takes his daughter as a wife. I'm not sure what the purpose of this story was, I just thought I'd mention it.

Parents at an elementary school in Boston demand religious items be sold at a holiday fund raiser. Because God forbid you have a school fundraiser without also flaunting your religious symbols.

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