The Long and Short of It - Joshua 10:42 and 11:18


Was Canaan conquered quickly or only gradually?


Joshua 10:42 All these kings and their lands Joshua conquered in one campaign, because the Lord, the God of Israel, fought for Israel.

Joshua 11:18 Joshua waged war against all these kings for a long time.

The southern campaigns (10:29-43) went rapidly (cf. 10:14), but the northern ones (Josh. 11) took longer.

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill).