English Standard Version
At that time Joshua built an altar to the LORD, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal,
King James Bible
Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal,
American Standard Version
Then Joshua built an altar unto Jehovah, the God of Israel, in mount Ebal,
Then Josue built an altar to the Lord the God of Israel in mount Hebal,
English Revised Version
Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD, the God of Israel, in mount Ebal,
Webster's Bible Translation
Then Joshua built an altar to the LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal,
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
When all the men of Ai, who had come out to pursue the Israelites, had been slain upon the field (namely) in the desert, all Israel returned to Ai and smote it (the town, i.e., the inhabitants), so that on that day there fell of men and women, 12,000, all the people of Ai: for Joshua did not draw back his hand, which had been stretched out with the javelin, till all the inhabitants of Ai were smitten with the ban, i.e., put to death; according to the common custom of war, that the general did not lower the war-signal till the conflict was to cease (see Suidas in Σημεῖα, and Lipsius de militia, Rom. iv. dial. 12).
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built an altar
in mount Ebal Moses himself had twice given express orders for this solemnity; once Deut.
11:29,30, in which he pointed out the very place where it was to be performed; and again, at the
27th chapter, there is a renewal of the instructions to Joshua, with special reference to minute particulars. It was a federal transaction: the covenant was now renewed between Gid and Israel upon their taking possession of the land of promise, that they might be encouraged in the conquest of it, and might know upon what terms they held it, and come under fresh obligations of obedience.
And on the day you cross over the Jordan to the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall set up large stones and plaster them with plaster.
And when you have crossed over the Jordan, you shall set up these stones, concerning which I command you today, on Mount Ebal, and you shall plaster them with plaster.
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