Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 6:24

They burned the city with fire, and all that was in it. Only the silver and gold, and articles of bronze and iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the Lord .
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Church;   Hospitality;   Iron;   Rahab;   Tabernacle;   Thankfulness;   Treasure-Houses;   War;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Conflagrations;   Home;   Miracles;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Brass, or Copper;   Iron;   Tabernacle;  
Dictionaries:
Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Devote, Devoted;   Family Life and Relations;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Fire;   Jericho;   Tabernacle;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Anathema;   Jericho;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Harlot;   Hospitality;   Joshua, the Book of;   Mission(s);   Rahab;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Jericho;   Rahab;   Treasure, Treasury, Treasurer;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Miracles;   Rahab, Rachab ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jericho;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ark;   Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;   Rahab;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Accursed;   Fire;   Gold;   Palestine (Recent Exploration, I.e. as of 1915);   Treasure;   Treasury (of Temple);   War;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Anathema;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Fire;   Joshua, Book of;   Sacrilege;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Only the silver, and the gold - they put into the treasury, etc. - The people were to have no share of the spoils, because they had no hand in the conquest. God alone overthrew the city; and into his treasury only the spoils were brought. This is one proof that the agitation of the air, by the sound of the people's voice, was not the cause of the fall of the city walls.

Vessels of brass and of iron - Instead of כלי keley, Vessels, the Septuagint, in the Alexandrian copy, evidently have read כל col, All, with the omission of the י yod ; for in Joshua 6:19; they translate πας χαλκος και σιδηρος, All the brass and iron: but this reading does not appear in any of Kennicott's or De Rossi's MSS.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 6:24". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-6.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein,.... As Babylon the great, of which this city was an emblem, as has been observed; see Gill on Joshua 6:20; will be burnt with fire also, Revelation 18:8,

only the silver and the gold, and the vessels of brass and iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the Lord; See Gill on Joshua 6:19.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 6:24". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-6.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And they burnt the city with fire, and all that [was] therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the o house of the LORD.

(o) Meaning, the tabernacle.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 6:24". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-6.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

burned the city … and all … therein — except the silver, gold, and other metals, which, as they would not burn, were added to the treasury of the sanctuary.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 6:24". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/joshua-6.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 6:24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that [was] therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.

Ver. 24. And they burnt the city.] In obedience to God, though they had need enough to have done otherwise. But men must silence their reason and exalt their faith.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 6:24". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-6.html. 1865-1868.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was in it, only the silver and the gold, and the vessels of brass and iron, they put into the treasury of the house of YHWH.’

This was a purifying ritual, devoting all to YHWH. Even the latter were probably burned for purification before being put into the treasury (Numbers 31:22-23).

“The house of YHWH.” Compare Judges 19:18; Judges 20:18; Genesis 28:17; 1 Samuel 1:7; Exodus 23:19; Exodus 34:26. The ‘house of YHWH’ was the place where He was to be approached, in this case the Tabernacle. As Genesis 28:17 makes absolutely clear ‘house’ here does not necessarily signify a building.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Joshua 6:24". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/joshua-6.html. 2013.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.

Burnt the city ... and all ... therein - except the silver, gold, and other metals, which, as they would not burn, were added to the treasury of the sanctuary.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 6:24". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/joshua-6.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.
burnt
8:28; Deuteronomy 13:16; 2 Kings 25:9; Revelation 17:16; 18:8
only the silver
Reciprocal: Numbers 31:10 - GeneralNumbers 31:28 - levy;  Deuteronomy 13:15 - destroying it utterly;  Joshua 8:8 - set the city;  2 Samuel 10:5 - Jericho;  1 Kings 15:13 - and burnt;  1 Chronicles 19:5 - at Jericho;  Luke 21:1 - the treasury

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 6:24". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-6.html.