Looking back at Joshua

The book of Joshua concludes the story that began back in Egypt in the book of Exodus. Moses had liberated the Israelites and was leading them to the land that God had promised to their fathers when they hit a few snags in the road. They are dealt with in the last books and this … Continue reading Looking back at Joshua

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Reflections on Joshua

The book of Joshua concludes the story that began back in Egypt in the book of Exodus. Moses had liberated the Israelites and was leading them to the land that God had promised to their fathers when they hit a few snags in the road. Those are dealt with in the last books and this … Continue reading Reflections on Joshua

Joshua 22-24: Serving the Lord in the Land

Joshua concludes with all the Israelite people settling into their new territories and homes where they are to serve the Lord and follow His commandments. Chapter twenty two This chapter begins with Joshua sending away the two and a half tribes that had asked back in Numbers to stay on some land on the other … Continue reading Joshua 22-24: Serving the Lord in the Land

Joshua 13-21: Dividing up the land

The next few chapters really do just divide up the land. Most of them read like a ledger, so I'm just going to list them and who they cover. Chapter thirteen - those three tribes from Numbers that wanted to stay on the other side of the Jordan. There is also an intro to the … Continue reading Joshua 13-21: Dividing up the land

Joshua 6-12: Taking the Land

When we left Joshua, he had just met a stranger on the road who called himself "the commander of the Lord's Army". Now it's time to put the Lord's army to work. Chapter six This begins with some specific instructions on how to take the city of Jericho. We know from previous readings that all … Continue reading Joshua 6-12: Taking the Land

Joshua 1-5: Crossing into the Land

In the last book, Deuteronomy, Moses finally passes on and passes the torch to Joshua. So this is where Joshua takes over command and leads the people of Israel. Chapter one We begin with God commanding Joshua to get ready to not only lead, but to "be strong and courageous" and to keep the law. … Continue reading Joshua 1-5: Crossing into the Land