And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being a hundred and ten years old.
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George Leo Haydock
And after If Josue wrote this book, as is commonly believed, these last verses were added by Samuel, or some other prophet. (Challoner)
Scholastic History. (Worthington)
Josue had governed Israel 17 years with the greatest prudence and fidelity. (Calmet)
Some extend his administration to a longer period. (Haydock)
He paid the debt of nature probably not long after the ratification of the covenant. It does not appear that he was ever married. (St. Jerome, contra Jov. 1.; St Chrysostom)
The Scripture does not mention that the people mourned for him, as they had done for Moses Yet we cannot doubt but they would show this mark of respect to his memory, on account of the many benefits which they had received from him. The Holy Spirit has vouchsafed to be his panegyrist, Numbers xxvii. 12., and Ecclesiasticus xlvi. 1. Josephus ( v. 1,) represents him as a most universal character, equally perfect in every thing that he took in hand. His greatest honour is to have been so striking a figu...
But it is now time for us to raise the standard of Joshua’s chastity. It is written that Moses had a wife. … We read that Moses, that is, the law, had a wife; show me then in the same way that Joshua the son of Nun had either wife or children, and if you can do so, I will confess that I am beaten. He certainly received the fairest spot in the division of the land of Judah and died, not in the twenties, which are ever unlucky in Scripture—by them are reckoned the years of Jacob’s service, the price of Joseph, and sundry presents which Esau who was fond of them received—but in the tens, whose praises we have often sung. And he was buried in Thamnath Sore, which means “most perfect sovereignty,” or “among those of a new covering,” to signify the crowds of virgins, covered by the Savior’s aid on Mount Ephraim, that is, the fruitful mountain; on the north of the Mountain of Gaash, which is interpreted “disturbance,” for “Mount Zion is on the sides of the north, the city of the Great King,” ...