Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 10:43

So Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp at Gilgal.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Gilgal;   Joshua;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adonizedek;   Ark of the Covenant;   Gilgal;   Tabernacle;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gilgal;   Joshua the son of nun;   Tabernacle;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Prayer;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Joshua;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;   Lachish;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Makke'dah;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Criticism (the Graf-Wellhausen Hypothesis);   Joshua (2);   Joshua, Book of;   Tabernacle;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Joshua returned,.... After all these kings and their cities had been taken by him, and not before; though the same is said, Joshua 10:15, before the history of those facts; See Gill on Joshua 10:15,

and all Israel with him to the camp in Gilgal; where the body of the people were left, and where was the tabernacle of the Lord; and no doubt he and Israel with him gave public praise and thanksgiving there for the signal victories they had obtained over the Canaanites.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:43". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-10.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to l Gilgal.

(l) Where the ark was, there to give thanks for their victories.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 10:43". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-10.html. 1599-1645.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

REFLECTIONS

BEHOLD, my soul, in the distresses brought upon the Gibeonites, by reason of their league with Joshua, what a lively picture it affords of every renewed soul, in the conflicts it is sure to be engaged in, whenever it is brought to seek fellowship with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. Do I not know the truth of that scripture by heartfelt experience, that they who will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Oh! happy experience! blessed testimony! Be it my joy to suffer all things, so I may win Christ! Dearest Jesus! vouchsafe to make a league with my soul! grant me an interest in thy covenant, and then will I not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.

Behold again, my soul, with holy joy in the perusal of this chapter, the victories of Joshua, and contemplate in them, the representation of the victories of thy Joshua over all the host of foes, and in the sure possession of Canaan. Yes! Jesus hath conquered all. In vain have all the confederate powers united. The sun was darkened at his triumphs, and the moon shall be turned into blood, in the completion of his redemption. The stars from heaven shall fall, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken, in token of Jesus's victory and the conquest of his redeemed ones. Oh! thou dear Redeemer, thou Almighty Joshua, great Captain of my salvation! God thy Father girded thee with strength unto the battle; and thou hast not only cast down all principalities and powers, but thou makest thy people to put their feet upon the necks of their enemies. Lead me on, dearest Lord, to thy victories. By the sword of thy Spirit, even thine holy word, and by the armour of thy salvation, give me grace to subdue all the remaining enemies of corruption within me, as well as the foes without; and wake me more than conqueror through thee, and thy grace helping me: that it may be said of me as of the armies of heaven: they overcame by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Joshua 10:43". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/joshua-10.html. 1828.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Ver. 43. And Joshua returned—to Gilgal Either for refreshment, or to divide the fruits of their victories with those who had not fought; or, more particularly, to pay to God their thanksgivings in his sanctuary. Thus gloriously ended (according to Usher's calculation) the fortieth year since the departure from Egypt. Moses had begun it with the conquest of the kingdoms of Sihon and Og; Joshua ended it with that of a great part of the land of Canaan. In the middle of this war the manna ceased, and the Israelites ate of the corn of the country; so that, as the learned chronologist proceeds to remark, they began to sow in autumn, and consequently, from that time also, they began to reckon their sabbatical years. It was necessary to divide the country before they cultivated it; so that the first sabbatical year must have fallen out upon the seventh year after the division among the tribes.

Note; (1.) The judgments of God, in so severe an extirpation of this accursed race, should lead us to consider the end of impenitent sinners. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations who forget God. (2.) When we have completed our victories over the powers of sin and Satan, we shall return, under the conduct of our divine Joshua, to our eternal rest in the camp of God.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Joshua 10:43". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/joshua-10.html. 1801-1803.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

43.All Israel — All who had served in this campaign.

Gilgal — The old camp in the Jordan valley. See note on Joshua 9:6; also Joshua 10:9. The transfer of this statement to Joshua 10:15 shows the passage in Joshua 10:12-15 to be an interpolation.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 10:43". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-10.html. 1874-1909.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(43) The camp to Gilgal.—A central position, with Jordan and the conquered territory of the two and a half tribes in the rear.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Joshua 10:43". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/joshua-10.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.
unto the camp
15; 4:19; 1 Samuel 11:14 Reciprocal: Genesis 22:17 - thy seed;  Joshua 9:6 - the camp;  Joshua 14:6 - Gilgal;  Joshua 15:7 - Gilgal;  Nehemiah 12:29 - the house;  Hosea 9:15 - is in;  Micah 6:5 - Shittim

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 10:43". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-10.html.