Joshua 5:12


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after the Passover on which they ate of the produce of the land, the manna ceased. No longer was there manna for the Israelites, who that year ate of the yield of the land of Canaan. – Joshua 5:12

What is the theological significance of the manna ceasing after the Passover?


#2

From the Haydock Commentary:

Ver. 12. Land. The Septuagint intimate on the 15th. The Hebrew seems to say the 16th, Nisan, "on the morrow after they had eaten of the (old) corn." (Calmet) --- Grabe's Septuagint agrees with the Vulgate and Hebrew, and specifies that the Israelites "eat of the corn of the country on the day after the Passover, unleavened and new. On that day, the morrow, manna ceased." All depends on the determination of the first day of the festival. If we date from the eating of the paschal lamb on the 14th, or from the solemn day, which was the 15th, manna must have been withdrawn either on the 15th or 16th of the month; though Salien thinks that it ceased as soon as the Israelites had begun to eat of the fruit of the country, on the eastern side of the Jordan. This miraculous food was withholden as soon as the Israelites entered the land of promise; and so the blessed Eucharist, of which it was a figure, and all the sacraments, will cease, when the Christian people shall have taken possession of their heavenly country. (Haydock)


#3

it was food for their journey like the eucharist is ours


#4

They entered the promised land.

The Eucharist will cease when we enter Heaven.

-Tim-


#5

=Augustine3;10327464]after the Passover on which they ate of the produce of the land, the manna ceased. No longer was there manna for the Israelites, who that year ate of the yield of the land of Canaan. – Joshua 5:12

What is the theological significance of the manna ceasing after the Passover?

God adepts His aid to the actual needs of His children.

he took them from "feeding them" to allowing them to feed themselves. Same god; same Loveand same effect.:)


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