Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 22:6

So Joshua blessed them and sent them away, and they went to their tents.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Benedictions;   Gad;   Reubenites;   Thompson Chain Reference - Benedictions;   Blessings;   Blessings-Afflictions;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Reuben, the Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Phinehas;   Reuben;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ed;   Manasseh;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Gad (1);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Joshua;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Joshua, Book of;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away,.... Dismissed them from his presence with a blessing, in order to go to their own country; this he did by wishing them well, praying to God for a blessing on them, their persons, and families, who had been so useful in assisting their brethren to get possession of the land of Canaan. Some think this blessing includes gifts and presents he bestowed on them:

and they went unto their tents; here the word means their military tents in the camp of Israel, to which they returned, in order to take with them their goods, their substance and riches, their part of the spoil of the enemy, which of right belonged to them.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 22:6". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-22.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

So Joshua d blessed them, and sent them away: and they went unto their tents.

(d) He commended them to God, and prayed for them.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 22:6". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-22.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 22:6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went unto their tents.

Ver. 6. So Joshua blessed them.] That is, He besought God to bless them, and so took a friendly farewell of them: they had both his benediction and his valediction at parting. Courtesy may very well stand with piety, so it be real and heart sprung.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 22:6". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-22.html. 1865-1868.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away, and they went to their tents.’

To bless was to wish God’s power and favour on them. But the idea here would also seem to include the spoils that they shared as a result of the conquests. Then they retired to their tents to prepare for their journey (compare Judges 7:8 and contrast Joshua 22:4 above). Alternately this is a typical summary statement before more detail is given meaning ‘returned to their dwellings’. Such summary statements helped the listener to prepare for what as coming. Repetition was a recognised factor in ancient literature.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Joshua 22:6". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/joshua-22.html. 2013.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Blessed them, like a good magistrate, having given them a solemn admonition not to forget God, the source of all blessings. (Haydock) --- This expression may also intimate that he loaded them with praises and with presents, and wished them all prosperity. --- Dwellings. Literally, "tents," in which they had been accustomed to live, in the desert. Hence they gave the name to houses, temples, &c.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 22:6". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-22.html. 1859.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went unto their tents.
7,8; 14:13; Genesis 14:19; 47:7,10; Exodus 39:43; 1 Samuel 2:20; 2 Samuel 6:18,20; 2 Chronicles 30:18; Luke 2:34; 24:50; Hebrews 7:6,7
Reciprocal: Genesis 27:4 - that my;  Judges 2:6 - Joshua;  1 Kings 8:14 - blessed all;  1 Chronicles 16:2 - he blessed;  2 Chronicles 6:3 - blessed

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 22:6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-22.html.