Joshua 22: Settling the East Side of the Jordan

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 83

Before he was translated, Moses gave land on the east side of the Jordan River to the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and half of the tribe of Manasseh if they would help the other tribes obtain the land on the west side of the Jordan River. This was accomplished by the time of the events in Joshua 22.Joshua 22 tells about these two and one half tribes going back to receive their land inheritance on the east side of the Jordan. The other tribes misunderstood something they did on their way as breaking the law of Moses and they nearly had a war. But the leaders of the tribes came together and solved the problem peacefully. Like these ancient people, we should also find out the whole story before we judge others.