F9 the Jew. The Syriac version, lest any should mistake this for
Jesus Christ, adds, "the son of Nun": who is certainly the person
designed, as the apostle's reasoning shows; who was an eminent type
of Jesus Christ: there is an agreement in their names, both signify
a saviour, Joshua was a temporal saviour, Christ a spiritual one;
and in their office they were both servants; and in their
qualifications for their office, such as wisdom, courage,
faithfulness, and integrity. Joshua was a type of Christ in many
actions of his life; in the miracles he wrought, or were wrought for
him; in the battles he fought, and the victories he obtained; in
saving Rahab and her family; in receiving the Gibeonites, who came
submissively to him; and in leading the children of Israel into
Canaan's land, which he divided to them by lot: but though he
brought them into a land of rest, into the typical rest, where they
had rest for a while from their temporal enemies, yet he did not
give them the true spiritual rest: had he,
then would he not afterward have spoken of another day;
God, in David's time, and by him, would not have so long after
appointed another day of rest; meaning, not any particular day of
the week, but the whole Gospel dispensation, in the times of the
Messiah; wherefore the apostle concludes as follows.
F8 Antiqu. Jud. l. 4. c. 7. sect. 2. c. 8. sect. 46, 47, 48. & l. 5.
c. 1. sect. 1. & passim.
F9 De Charitate, p. 698, 699, 700.