Remember from past chapters that the tribe of Joseph was split in two, and Ephraim and Manasseh now represent their father’s branch of the family. This itty-bitty chapter allots the land to Ephraim, and we can trace it along the eastern regions of present-day Israel. We see something else, as we did in the last chapter. The last sentence indicates that some Canaanites remained in the city of Gezer, much like in the city of Gibeon in Chapter 11 and in Jerusalem in Chapter 15. And let’s not forget Rahab and her family from Jericho. Whattaya make a’them remnants?
Writing prompt: survivors
What do you think about the survivors of Canaan? Why did they get to live? How might their past existence affect present day?