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Nicolas Poussin: Joshua's Victory over the Amorites

Nicolas Poussin 1593/94 – 1665

Joshua's Victory over the Amorites

oil on canvas (98 × 134 cm) — 1624-1626 Museum Pushkin Museum, Moscow

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This work is linked to Joshua 10:10

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Joshua was successor to Moses, who led the Israelites through the Desert and into the Promised Land, Palestine.

Palestine, however, was not uninhabited. According to the Old Testament a local tribe, the Amorites, lived on the east bank of the River Jordan and in the region between the Dead Sea and Hebron.

Presumably the largest population group in the land Canaan, as Palestine was known, the Amorites were defeated by Joshua in a series of battles.

Poussin also depicted The Battle between the Israelites and the Amalekites.

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Title: Nicolas Poussin: Joshua's Victory over the Amorites
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 8 April 2013