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Bible Commentaries

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts

Joshua 14

Verses 1-15

Joshua 14:6-6.14.15

'It is beautiful,' says Dr. Blaikie, 'to see that there was no rivalry between them. Not only did Caleb interpose no remonstrance when Joshua was called to succeed Moses, but he seems all through the ware to have yielded to him the most loyal and hearty submission. God had set His seal on Joshua, and Caleb was too magnanimous to allow any poor ambition of his, if he had any, to come in the way of the Divine will and the public good.' Dr. Blaikie remarks also that there is something singularly touching in Caleb's asking as a favour what was really a most hazardous but important service to the nation. The driving out of the Anakim was a formidable duty, and the task might have seemed more suitable for one who had the strength and enthusiasm of youth on his side. But Caleb, though eighty-five, was yet young.

References. XIV. 8. H. G. Edge, Christian World Pulpit, vol. lxxiv. 1908, p. 183. XIV. 8 and 12. J. T. Forbes, Christian World Pulpit, vol. lxxiii. 1908, p. 186. XIV. 12. K. Moody-Stuart, Light from the Holy Hills, p. 68. XVII. 14. Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. xxxii. No. 1882. XVII. 18. Ibid. vol. xxxiv. No. 2049. C. Herbert, Christian World Pulpit, vol. lxiv. 1903, p. 378. XX. 1-5. Dr. Barnardo, Penny Pulpit, vol. xiv. No. 816, p. 209. XX. 1-9. A. Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture Deuteronomy, Joshua, etc., p. 168. XXI. 43-45; XXII. 1-9. Ibid. p. 175. XXII. 10. T. Bowman Stephenson, Christian World Pulpit, vol. xl. 1891, p. 305. XXIII. 1. J. H. Newman, Sermons Bearing on Subjects of the Day, p. 170. XXIII. 8. F. E. Paget, Sermons for Special Occasions, p. 115. XXIV. 4. Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. xxix. No. 1718. XXIV. 10. B. J. Snell, Christian World Pulpit, vol. li. 1899, p. 153.

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Nicoll, William Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Joshua 14". Expositor's Dictionary of Text. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/edt/joshua-14.html. 1910.