17:10 Joshua . . . fought. Joshua prevailed in this holy war only when Moses held up to heaven the staff symbolizing the Lord’s presence that had brought the plagues on Egypt (4:2; 9:23) and had dried up the sea (14:16).
Hur. Hur, attested in later tradition as the husband of Miriam, Moses’ sister, was possibly the grandfather of the famous artisan of the tabernacle, Bezalel (1 Chr. 2:19–20).