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Armies of Israel, The


1. First mention of. Ex 7:4.

2. Collected by

a. Sound of trumpets. Jdj 3:27; 6:34.

b. Special messengers. Jdj 6:35; 2Sa 20:14.

c. Extraordinary means. Jdj 19:29; 20:1; 1Sa 11:7.

3. Enroled by the chief scribe. 2Ki 25:19.

4. Called

a. The host. De 23:9; 1Sa 28:19.

b. The armies of the living God. 1Sa 17:26.

c. Composed of infantry. Nu 11:21; Jdj 5:15.

d. Horsemen and chariots introduced into, after David’s reign. 1Ki 1:5; 4:26.

5. Divided into

a. Three divisions. Jdj 7:16; 1Sa 11:11.

b. Van and rear. Jos 6:9.

c. Companies of thousands, &c. Nu 31:14; 2Ki 1:9,11; 1Ch 13:1; 27:1.

6. Commanded by the captain of the host. 2Sa 2:8; 17:25; 20:23.

7. Often led by the king in person. 1Sa 8:20; 15:4,5; 2Sa 12:29; 1Ki 22:1-53.

8. Inferior officers of, appointed by

a. The chief officers. De 20:9.

b. The king. 2Sa 18:1; 2Ch 25:5.

c. The captain of the host. 2Sa 18:11; 2Ki 4:13.

9. Persons liable to serve in. Nu 1:2,3.

10. Persons exempted from serving in

a. Who had built a house. De 20:5.

b. Who had planted a vineyard. De 20:6.

c. Who were lately betrothed. De 20:7.

d. Who were newly married. De 24:5.

11. Refusing to join, stigmatised. Jdj 5:15-17.

12. Refusing to join, often punished. Jdj 21:5,8-11; 1Sa 11:7.

13. The fearful allowed to leave. De 20:8; Jdj 7:3.

14. Sometimes consisted of the whole nation. Jdj 20:11; 1Sa 11:7.

15. Strict discipline observed in. Jos 7:16-21; 1Sa 14:24-44.

16. Educated in the art of war. Isa 2:4; Mic 4:3.

17. Often supplied with arms from public armouries. 2Ch 11:12; 26:14.

18. Before going to war

a. Were numbered and reviewed. 2Sa 18:1,2,4; 1Ki 10:15,27.

b. Required to keep from iniquity. De 23:9.

c. Consulted the Lord. Jdj 1:1; 20:27,28.

d. Encouraged by their commanders. 2Ch 20:20.

19. Ark of God frequently brought with. Jos 6:6,7; 1Sa 4:4,5; 2Sa 11:11; 15:24.

20. Attended by priest with trumpets. Nu 10:9; 31:6; 2Ch 13:13,14.

21. Praises of God often sung before. 2Ch 20:21,22.

22. Often disposed to battle with Judgment, &c. 2Sa 10:9.

23. Bravery and fidelity in, rewarded. Jos 15:16; 1Sa 17:25; 18:17; 2Sa 18:11; 1Ch 11:6.

24. Men selected from, for difficult enterprises. Ex 17:9; Nu 31:5,6; Jos 7:4; 8:3; Jdj 7:5,6; 2Sa 17:1.

25. Directed in their movements by God. Jos 8:1,2; Jdj 1:2; 2Sa 5:25; 1Ch 14:16.

26. With the aid of God all-powerful. Le 26:3,7,8; De 7:24; 32:30; Jos 1:5.

27. Without God easily overcome. Le 26:17; Nu 14:42,45.

28. Mode of supplying

a. Food brought by themselves. Jos 1:11.

b. Food sent by their families. 1Sa 17:17.

c. Contribution levied. Jdj 8:5; 1Sa 25:4-8.

d. By presents. 2Sa 17:27-29.

29. Congratulated on returning victorious. 1Sa 18:6,7; Ex 15:1-21.

30. Purified on returning from war. Nu 31:19-24.

31. Disbanded after war. 1Sa 13:2; 1Ki 22:36.

32. Part of, retained in times of peace by the kings. 1Sa 13:1,2; 1Ch 27:1-15.