Monday, January 16, 2006


Some of you may have seen this passage before. I always think it's interesting to think about whether this is Jesus or not. Old Testament Jesus was pretty tough!

Joshua 5:13-15

It happened, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man stood in front of him with his sword drawn in his hand. Joshua went to him, and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?"

He said, "No; but I have come now as commander of Yahweh's army." Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and worshipped, and said to him, "What does my lord say to his servant?"

The prince of Yahweh's army said to Joshua, "Take your shoes off of your feet; for the place on which you stand is holy." Joshua did so.

Do y'all know of any other OT passages that mention Jesus so prominently? Is this Jesus? What do y'all think?


bigsip said...

Well, if no one else will post here, I'm at least going to write something to save face.

I think the person here is Jesus.


Because of the description.

He's the Prince of the Army of God. He's described as a man (not an angel) with a sword. He fights for no man, but for God.

Finally, he accepts worship from Joshua. Only Jesus accepts worship. Angels are merely messengers, but this fellow appears to be much more.

OK, there's my take. You can all go on disregarding this post again :)

Diana said...

Aw, poor Sipper. I'm sorry. I would have posted, I'm just not very up on certain things like "only Jesus accepts worship." I just didn't know.

I think it's Jesus because you think it's Jesus and you know a lot of stuff.

bigsip said...


Thanks, Di.