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Armies of Israel, the

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  • First mention of
    Exodus 7:4

  • COLLECTED BY
    • Sound of trumpets
      Judges 3:27 ; 6:34
    • Special messengers
      Judges 6:35 ; 2 Samuel 20:14
    • Extraordinary means
      Judges 19:29 ; 20:1 ; 1 Samuel 11:7

  • Enroled by the chief scribe
    2 Kings 25:19

  • CALLED
    • The host
      Deuteronomy 23:9 ; 1 Samuel 28:19
    • The armies of the living God
      1 Samuel 17:26
    • Composed of infantry
      Numbers 11:21 ; Judges 5:15
    • Horsemen and chariots introduced into, after David's reign
      1 Kings 1:5 ; 4:26

  • DIVIDED INTO
    • Three divisions
      Judges 7:16 ; 1 Samuel 11:11
    • Van and rear
      Joshua 6:9
    • Companies of thousands, &c
      Numbers 31:14 ; 2 Kings 1:9,11 ; 1 Chronicles 13:1 ; 27:1

  • Commanded by the captain of the host
    2 Samuel 2:8 ; 17:25 ; 20:23

  • Often led by the king in person
    1 Samuel 8:20 ; 15:4,5 ; 2 Samuel 12:29 ; 1 Kings 22:1-53

  • INFERIOR OFFICERS OF, APPOINTED BY
    • The chief officers
      Deuteronomy 20:9
    • The king
      2 Samuel 18:1 ; 2 Chronicles 25:5
    • The captain of the host
      2 Samuel 18:11 ; 2 Kings 4:13

  • Persons liable to serve in
    Numbers 1:2,3

  • PERSONS EXEMPTED FROM SERVING IN
    • Who had built a house
      Deuteronomy 20:5
    • Who had planted a vineyard
      Deuteronomy 20:6
    • Who were lately betrothed
      Deuteronomy 20:7
    • Who were newly married
      Deuteronomy 24:5

  • Refusing to join, stigmatised
    Judges 5:15-17

  • Refusing to join, often punished
    Judges 21:5,8-11 ; 1 Samuel 11:7

  • The fearful allowed to leave
    Deuteronomy 20:8 ; Judges 7:3

  • Sometimes consisted of the whole nation
    Judges 20:11 ; 1 Samuel 11:7

  • Strict discipline observed in
    Joshua 7:16-21 ; 1 Samuel 14:24-44

  • Educated in the art of war
    Isaiah 2:4 ; Micah 4:3

  • Often supplied with arms from public armouries
    2 Chronicles 11:12 ; 26:14

  • BEFORE GOING TO WAR
    • Were numbered and reviewed
      2 Samuel 18:1,2,4 ; 1 Kings 10:15,27
    • Required to keep from iniquity
      Deuteronomy 23:9
    • Consulted the Lord
      Judges 1:1 ; 20:27,28
    • Encouraged by their commanders
      2 Chronicles 20:20

  • Ark of God frequently brought with
    Joshua 6:6,7 ; 1 Samuel 4:4,5 ; 2 Samuel 11:11 ; 15:24

  • Attended by priest with trumpets
    Numbers 10:9 ; 31:6 ; 2 Chronicles 13:13,14

  • Praises of God often sung before
    2 Chronicles 20:21,22

  • Often disposed to battle with Judgment, &c
    2 Samuel 10:9

  • Bravery and fidelity in, rewarded
    Joshua 15:16 ; 1 Samuel 17:25 ; 18:17 ; 2 Samuel 18:11 ; 1 Chronicles 11:6

  • Men selected from, for difficult enterprises
    Exodus 17:9 ; Numbers 31:5,6 ; Joshua 7:4 ; 8:3 ; Judges 7:5,6 ; 2 Samuel 17:1

  • Directed in their movements by God
    Joshua 8:1,2 ; Judges 1:2 ; 2 Samuel 5:25 ; 1 Chronicles 14:16

  • With the aid of God all-powerful
    Leviticus 26:3,7,8 ; Deuteronomy 7:24 ; 32:30 ; Joshua 1:5

  • Without God easily overcome
    Leviticus 26:17 ; Numbers 14:42,45

  • MODE OF SUPPLYING
    • Food brought by themselves
      Joshua 1:11
    • Food sent by their families
      1 Samuel 17:17
    • Contribution levied
      Judges 8:5 ; 1 Samuel 25:4-8
    • By presents
      2 Samuel 17:27-29

  • Congratulated on returning victorious
    1 Samuel 18:6,7 ; Exodus 15:1-21

  • Purified on returning from war
    Numbers 31:19-24

  • Disbanded after war
    1 Samuel 13:2 ; 1 Kings 22:36

  • Part of, retained in times of peace by the kings
    1 Samuel 13:1,2 ; 1 Chronicles 27:1-15

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Armies of Israel, the'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. http://www.studylight.org/concordances/ttt/a/armies-of-israel-the.html. 1897.

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