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Joshua 22:9-11

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22:9 So the Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh left the Israelites in Shiloh in the land of Canaan and headed home to their own land in Gilead, 1  which they acquired by the Lord’s command through Moses.

Civil War is Averted

22:10 The Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh came to Geliloth near the Jordan in the land of Canaan and built there, near the Jordan, an impressive altar. 2  22:11 The Israelites received this report: 3  “Look, the Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh have built an altar at the entrance to 4  the land of Canaan, at Geliloth near the Jordan on the Israelite side.”

1 tn Heb “returned and went from the sons of Israel, from Shiloh which is in the land of Canaan, to go to the land of Gilead, to the land of their possession.”

2 tn Heb “and they went to Geliloth of the Jordan which is in the land of Canaan, and the sons of Reuben, the sons of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh built there an altar near the Jordan, an altar great with respect to appearance.”

3 tn Heb “the sons of Israel heard, saying.”

4 tn Heb “toward the front of.”



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