Judges 1:1
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After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, "Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?"

King James Bible
Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass after the death of Joshua that the children of Israel asked Jehovah, saying, Which of us shall go up against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?

World English Bible
It happened after the death of Joshua, the children of Israel asked of Yahweh, saying, "Who should go up for us first against the Canaanites, to fight against them?"

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, after the death of Joshua, that the sons of Israel ask at Jehovah, saying, 'Who doth go up for us unto the Canaanite, at the commencement, to fight against it?'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now after the death of Joshua - How long after the death of Joshua this happened we cannot tell; it is probable that it was not long. The enemies of the Israelites, finding their champion dead, would naturally avail themselves of their unsettled state, and make incursions on the country.

Who shall go up - Joshua had left no successor, and every thing relative to the movements of this people must be determined either by caprice, or an especial direction of the Lord.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Judges 1:1 Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying...

The acts of Judah and Simeon

4 Adonibezek justly requited

8 Jerusalem taken
10 Hebron taken
11 Othniel has Achsah to wife for taking of Debir
16 The Kenites dwell in Judah
17 Hormah, Gaza, Askelon, and Ekron taken
21 The acts of Benjamin
22 Of the house of Joseph, who take Beth-el
30 Of Zebulun
31 Of Asher
33 Of Naphtali
34 Of Dan

now

Joshua 24:29,30 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old...

asked

Judges 20:18,28 And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, and asked counsel of God, and said...

Exodus 28:30 And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be on Aaron's heart...

Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD...

1 Samuel 22:9,10 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob...

1 Samuel 23:9,10 And David knew that Saul secretly practiced mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring here the ephod...

Library
The Historical Books.
1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

Tsippor
"Tsippor is the greatest city of Galilee, and built in a very strong place." "Kitron (Judg 1:29,30) is Tsippor: and why is it called Tsippor? Because it is seated upon a mountain as Tsippor, a bird." "Sixteen miles on all sides from Tsippor was a land flowing with milk and honey." This city is noted in Josephus for its warlike affairs; but most noted in the Talmudists for the university fixed there, and for the learning, which Rabbi Judah the Holy brought hither, as we have said before. He sat in
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Judges
For the understanding of the early history and religion of Israel, the book of Judges, which covers the period from the death of Joshua to the beginning of the struggle with the Philistines, is of inestimable importance; and it is very fortunate that the elements contributed by the later editors are so easily separated from the ancient stories whose moral they seek to point. That moral is most elaborately stated in ii. 6-iii. 6, which is a sort of programme or preface to iii. 7-xvi. 31, which constitutes
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 27:21
He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before the LORD. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in."

Judges 1:27
But Manasseh did not drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor or Ibleam or Megiddo and their surrounding settlements, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that land.

Judges 2:21
I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died.

Judges 3:1
These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan

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