A record 15,000 people visited Joshua’s Tomb on Thursday night to mark the anniversary of his passing. The Biblical leader Joshua was Moses’ successor and led the Jewish people into the land of Israel upon their return from exile in Egypt.
He is buried in Heres, in Samaria, a village dating back to Biblical times which is now a Palestinian Authority-controlled town. His tomb lies next to those of Nun, his father, and Calev ben Yefuneh, another Biblical leader from the same time period.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary