Jesus Allots the Land Like Joshua

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The Bible is a Book of Tales (Narrative Theology)

Okay, so Zacchaeus in Luke 19 is Rahab (see previous post), and the next thing is from Joshua too:

Remember that Joshua/Jeshua is the same name and that this narrative is on the heels of the Triumphal Entry (Receiving a Kingdom).

The Rahab/Achan — Jericho/Ai story is Joshua 2, and 6-8.

What happens in Joshua 11-20?

Conquest of cities…Dividing up Allotment of cities.

So in Luke 19 we have:

vv1-10.     Rahab/Achan/Jericho  —————- Zacchaeus

vv.11-27 Dividing Allotment of Citites ———–Parable of Minas

11As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. 13Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’ 14But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ 15When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. 16The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’ 17And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have beenfaithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.18And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’ 19And he said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ 20Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief; 21for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22He said to him, ‘I will condemn you with your own words, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? 23Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’ 24And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas!’ 26‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 27But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.'”

Pay attention to v.21: “You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.”

Does this ring a bell?

“And when the LORD your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, 11and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant—and when you eat and are full, 12 then take care lest you forget the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.”  (Dt 6.10-12)


2 Responses to Jesus Allots the Land Like Joshua

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