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Joshua 10:15

    Joshua 10:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to the camp to Gilgal.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Joshua, with all Israel, went back to the tent-circle at Gilgal.

    Webster's Revision

    And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

    World English Bible

    Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to the camp to Gilgal.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 10:15

    And Joshua returned - unto the camp to Gilgal - That the Israelitish army did not return to the camp at Gilgal till after the hanging of the five kings and the destruction of their cities, is sufficiently evident from the subsequent parts of this chapter. When all this business was done, and not before, they returned unto the camp to Gilgal; see Joshua 10:43. This verse is omitted by the Septuagint and by the Anglo-Saxon; and it does not appear to have existed in the ancient hexaplar versions; it stands in its proper place in Joshua 10:43, and is not only useless where it is, but appears to be an encumbrance to the narrative. Should it be considered as genuine and in its proper place, I would propose that מקדה makkedah should be read instead of גלגלה gilgalah, for we find from Joshua 10:21 that Joshua had a temporary camp there. Then Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Makkedah; after which we may suppose that Joshua having secured the cave, sent some detachments to scour the country and cut off all the remaining straggling Canaanites; when this was done they also returned to the camp at Makkedah, as is related Joshua 10:21, and when the business was completed they struck the camp at Makkedah, and all returned to their fortified camp at Gilgal, Joshua 10:43.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 10:15

    Joshua's return (compare Joshua 10:43) to Gilgal was not until after he had, by the storm and capture of the principal cities of south Canaan, completed the conquest of which the victory at Gibeon was only the beginning.

    This verse is evidently the close of the extract from an older work, which connected the rescue of Gibeon immediately with the return to Gilgal, and omitted the encampment at Makkedah Joshua 10:21, and also the details given in Joshua 10:28-42.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 10:15

    10:15 Joshua returned - Not upon the same day, but after he had dispatched the matter which here follows; as appears by ver.43, where the very same words are repeated. And they are put here to close the general discourse of the fight which begun ver.10, and ends here; which being done he particularly describes some remarkable passages, and closeth them with the same words.