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conquest and division of the land of Canaan.
20.12 Waters of Meribah or Water from the Rock
"And the Lord
said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Because you did not believe in me, to sanctify me in
the eyes of the people of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly
into the land which I have given them."
Major Divisions: Invasion and Conquest in the
The invasion of the land, chaps. 1-5.
The fall of Jericho, chap. 6.
The battle at Ai, and Israel at Ebal and Gerizim, chaps. 7-8.
The conquest of the south, chap. 10.
Major Divisions: Conquest in the North
The conquest of the north, and the list of kings slain, chaps. 11-12:
complete destruction of Canaanite powers
The division of the land, appointment of cities of refuge, etc., chaps.
The farewell address and death of Joshua, chaps. 23-24: Israel enters into
covenant to serve Yahweh forever
"Arise: Go Over this Jordan." 1.2
has died. Dt. 34.5, Joshua 1.2 "Moses, my servant is dead; now
therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all the people, into the
land which I am giving to them, to the people of Israel."
will cause the people to inherit the land sworn to their fathers. 1.6
The certainty of the fulfillment of the divine purposes.
Promise Fulfilled and Seen
In the judgments coming upon the Canaanites because of their terrible
In the descendants of Abraham being given possession of the land according
to God's promise, Ge.12:7.
higher Christian life won by spiritual warfare, Ro.7:23.
Canaanites: spiritual enemies, Ep.6:12.
the fight of faith, 1Ti.6:12.
rest after the conquest (Jos.11:23): rest of the soul, Heb.4:9.
Canaanites partly subdued: persistent sins unconquered, Heb.12:1.
by the law of Moses 1.7
on the law 1.8
and success: outcome of right action 1.8
Joshua’s Address 1.10-18
already allotted Numbers 32--Reuben, Gad, Manasseh--east of Jordan
help the other tribes in the battle for Canaan32.20-23
Invasion of the Land
faith: "for the Lord your God is he who is God in heaven above and
the earth beneath." 2.11
Lot--Moabites and Ruth
(Gen. 38)-Perez-Obed (Boaz and Ruth) Jesse-David
Salmon, father of Boaz by Rahab
Crossing the Jordan
stopped from flowing 3.13
of Covenant borne by priests 3.17
Israel at Gilgal
- New generation circumcised 5.2: token of covenant relationship
- Saul, first king, is later crowned I Sam. 11.15
- People keep passover 5.10
- Joshua’s theophany 5. 13-15 Joshua meets the commander of the army
of God, instructed to remove his shoes, for he stands on holy ground.
Fall of Jericho 6
rebuilt I Kings 16.34 at cost of first born son Joshua 6.26
reference to temple, although temple is not yet built (redaction?)
Israel breaks faith
of Judah takes forbidden objects 7.1
defeated at Ai 7.5: entire group blamed for sin of one.
confesses, is stoned to death 7.25
defeated 8. 1-29--all inhabitants slaughtered; king hanged.
Gibeonites and Sun Standing Still 9-10
heeds human voice 10.14
kings defeated 10.16-27 and hanged
in the south 10. 28-43
Conquest of the North 11-12
Part of Canaan Unconquered 13; allotment to
Cities of Refuge 20 Dt. 19.1-13
Reubenites, Gadites, and Manasseh return west
of Jordan 22
Joshua’s Farewell Address and Death 23-22
"I am about to go the way of all the earth… not one thing has failed
…which the Lord your God promised."
Given a land on which they had not labored, cities which they had not
- 24.15 Choose whom you will serve.
- 24.21 People answer we will serve the Lord; Joshua reminds them
they will become witnesses against themselves.
- 24.29 Joshua, servant of the Lord, dies--110 years old.