1. Exposition

Who were the officers?

Joshua 3:2 (ESV)

2 At the end of three days the officers went through the camp

The officers are likely the same individuals that are mentioned in Joshua 1:10: civilian administrators supporting Joshua rather than military officers. In lists of Israelite leaders, the term is often paired with elders (Numbers 11:16–17; Deuteronomy 1:15–16; Deuteronomy 29:9; Deuteronomy 31:28) or judges (Deuteronomy 16:18; Joshua 23:2; Joshua 24:1; 1 Chronicles 23:4; 1 Chronicles 26:29).