1. Exposition

Which Passover celebration would this have been?

Joshua 5:10 (ESV)

10 While the people of Israel were encamped at Gilgal, they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening on the plains of Jericho.

This Passover celebration would be the first one in which the new second generation took part. The old generation of Israelites celebrated Passover once in the wilderness (Numbers 9:1–5) before their rebellion. Thereafter, it does not seem as if the Passover was celebrated again. The celebration of Passover here marked a significant turning point. Where the first Passover had marked the beginning of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, this first Passover in the Promised Land celebrated the completion of redemption.1