Joshua 7:6
rent: Gen 37:29, Gen 37:34, Num 14:6, 2Sa 13:31, Ezr 9:3-5, Est 4:1, Job 1:20, Act 14:14 fell: Num 16:22, Num 16:45, 2Sa 12:16 until the eventide: Jdg 20:23, Jdg 20:26, Jdg 21:2, 2Sa 1:12 put dust: Rending the clothes, beating the breast, tearing the hair, throwing dust upon the head, and falling prostrate, were usual signs of deep affliction and distress among the ancient Israelites. In illustration of this custom, see note on 1Sa 4:12, when the messenger brought tidings to Eli of the discomfiture of the armies of Israel by the Philistines; again, in the case of Tamar, 2Sa 13:19, and in Neh 9:1, when a whole nation, "assembled with fasting, and with sackcloth, and earth upon them." In the case of Mordecai, see note on Est 4:1. See note on Job 2:12, where his friends abased themselves to comfort him. See note on Eze 27:30, see note on Jon 3:6, and see note on Mic 1:10. In each of these instances it is worthy of remark, that putting dust on the head generally follows rending of the clothes, and was the usual mode of evincing poignant sorrow. Reciprocal: Gen 17:17 - fell Num 20:6 - they fell Jos 7:10 - liest Jos 8:1 - Fear not 2Sa 1:2 - clothes 2Sa 3:31 - Rend 1Ki 18:42 - he cast himself Lam 2:10 - cast up Lam 3:39 - a man Eze 9:8 - that I Eze 11:13 - Then Rev 18:19 - they cast