10 January 2015

EJ&T: Joshua - The twelve stones and the accursed thing

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are 613. See here for a list of those that I've found so far.

  1. Meditate on the commandments night and day.
  2. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night. Joshua 1:8

  3. Take twelve stones from the Jordan River as a memorial forever.
  4. Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night.

    Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:

    And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel:

    That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?

    Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.

    And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the Lord spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.

    And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day. Joshua 4:3-9

  5. Show your children the twelve stones to remind them about how they should fear God forever.
  6. And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

    And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?

    Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.

    For the Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over:

    That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever. Joshua 4:20-24

  7. Destroy the accursed thing.
  8. Destroy the accursed from among you. Joshua 7:12

  9. Burn to death anyone who takes the accursed thing, along with his family and other possessions.
  10. He that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath. Joshua 7:15


PhiLip Gurrieri said...

Those 12 ST0NES RePresent into the 12~M0NTHS of the ANTI~M0THER~NATURE Calendar in H0N0R of the Virgin_CAESARIAN_Birth of 'JC' Julian Caesar the N0T0RI0US Caesar Augustus and the START of the Anglo Empire's as Divided_Union RePublics to become God's 'NW0' of GH0ST_PERS0N_C0RP0RATE 'NW0' on Earth

Unknown said...

What happened? Nothing since the 10th?