I have been implying that Jesus’ parable of the minas is a picture taken out of the allotment of cities in Joshua 10-21.
What is a mina/minah?
According to Wikipedia, here a mina is a measure of weight equal to 50 shekels.
I don’t know if I had noticed it already, but today I noticed that the mina in Luke 19.20 was one “which I kept laid away in a handkerchief.”
A 50 shekel weight wrapped in a cloth…
So back to Joshua 7.
And Achan answered Joshua, “Truly I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and this is what I did:21when I saw among the spoil a beautiful cloak from Shinar, and 200 shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, then I coveted them and took them. And see, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath.
See the old info leading up to this new find….
- [post 3 on Jericho] Who Did Not Want Me to Reign Over Them?
- [post 2 on Jericho] Jesus Allots the Land Like Joshua
- [post 1 on Jericho] Zacchaeus is Rahab: Repentance in Jericho