Conquest – The Book of Joshua

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Pastor Scott L. Harris

Grace Bible Church, NY

November 18, 2007

Conquest

The Book of Joshua

 

Introduction

 

In Genesis 15 when God ratified His covenant with Abraham concerning his
future and the lands that would be given to him, the Lord also informed Abraham
“Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is
not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years. 14
“But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve; and afterward they will
come out with many possessions. 15 “And as for you, you shall go to your fathers
in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. 16 “Then in the fourth
generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet
complete.”
(See:

Abram, the Friend of God
Genesis 12-15 8/12/07)

That prophecy had now come to pass. Abraham’s descendants were enslaved and
oppressed in Egypt, and God did judge that nation for it, and when they left
they did come out with the wealth of Egypt. We learned all those things in our
study of Exodus. Because of their stubborn refusal to believe the Lord, they
would not go up to take the land resulting in the Lord condemning the first
generation to wander in the wilderness for forty years until all those 20 years
old and older died off. (See:

Consequences of Rebellion
– Numbers. 11/4//07). Near the end of those
forty years the second generation conquered the promised lands on the east side
of the Jordan and Moses instructed them in the law that it might go well with
them to live in God’s blessings instead of His curses. (See:

How to Live in God’s Blessing
– Deuteronomy – 11/11/07). As we begin our
study of the book of Joshua this morning, the nation is camped where Moses gave
his final message on the east side of the Jordan. They were ready to begin the
conquest of the remaining lands.

 

Overview

 

The book of Joshua is divided into two major sections. The first 12 chapters
cover the preparation and conquest of the land. Chapters 13-21 cover the
division of the land, and chapters 22-24 are an appendix that includes Joshua’s
farewell address at Shechem to the leaders of Israel and their commitment to the
covenant.

The theme of Joshua is the fulfillment of the Lord’s promise to plant Israel
in Canaan through their obedience. Moses had made it very clear to them before
he died that the Lord would bless them in the land if they obeyed and would
curse them if they did not. In the book of Joshua we will see both the blessings
that followed great faith and the problems caused when they were not careful to
do all the Lord commanded.


Preparation for Conquest (Joshua 1-5)

Joshua Assumes Command (Joshua 1)

The book begins with Joshua assuming command after the death of Moses. The
Lord charged Joshua with leading the people across the Jordan to conquer the
remaining lands promised to them (vs. 2-4). He also encouraged Joshua with His
promise to be with him as He was with Moses and that no man would be able to
stand before him (vs. 5). Joshua was to be (vs. 6-7) “Be strong and
courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore
to their fathers to give them. “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful
to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn
from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you
go”

The Lord also commanded Joshua (vs 8) “This book of the law shall not
depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you
may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will
make your way prosperous, and then you will have success
.” This same
principle is found in Psalm 1 in describing the blessed man, and so it applies
to anyone that will do it.

Joshua then began the preparations of the people by assembling the valiant
men of the Reubenites, Gadites and the half-tribe of Manesseh to cross with the
rest of them while their wives and children remained behind (vs. 10-15). The
people committed themselves to following Joshua and that they would put to death
anyone that rebelled against him (vs. 16-18).

The Spies and Rahab (Joshua 2)

As with any good military operation it is important to know the strengths and
weaknesses of your enemy, so Joshua sent two spies into the land with special
orders to view Jericho. When they arrived there they lodged at the home of a
harlot named Rahab. This would have been an attempt to avoid notice, but the
king of Jericho was told about it anyway.

The king sent word to Rahab to bring them out, but she told the king that
while the men had been there they had left at dark and she did not know where
they had gone. The truth is that she had hidden them on the roof and covered
them with stalks of flax. After the king’s men had gone, she got the spies and
let them down over the wall by rope and instructed them to hide in the hills for
three days to avoid the king’s men that were looking for them.

James 2:25 cites Rahab’s actions as a work of faith, and some people argue
against that saying, “how could it have been faith since she lied to the king’s
men.” Her lying was not an act of faith. Her act of faith was placing herself at
peril from the king by hiding the men, and she did so because of what she
believed about the God of Israel and what the future held. Prior to hiding the
men she made a covenant with them telling them in verse 9 that she knew the Lord
had given them the land. She went on to explain that they had heard what the
Lord had done in Egypt and what they had done to the kings on the east side of
the Jordan. Their hearts had melted and there was no longer any courage left in
any man. She then said in verse 11, “for the Lord your God, He is God in
heaven above and on earth beneath.”
It was for that reason she made a
covenant with them that since she had dealt kindly with them, that they would
deal kindly with her and her family by sparing them. They agreed to do so and
had her mark her house with a scarlet thread and promised that all who were in
that house would be spared, but anyone outside the house would have their blood
on their own hands.

When the spies returned to Joshua they related all they had seen and
experienced concluding their report saying, “Surely the Lord has given all
the land into our hands, and all the inhabitants of the land, moreover, have
melted away before us”
(vs. 24) The words of Rahab had encouraged them about
what God had already done to make the inhabitants of the land fearful and so
were confident about what the Lord would do in the future.

The Jordan is Crossed (Joshua 3)

Joshua rose early in the morning and they moved to the banks of the Jordan
river where they camped for three days. The leaders went through the camp giving
careful instructions about the way in which they would cross the river. In any
normal military situation, a river is a natural defense barrier and would have
been a good place for the inhabitants of Canaan to make a stand against Israel.
But they did not. Joshua would have them cross in such a way that it
demonstrated their trust in God, and it would be accomplished by a miracle that
would build their confidence that the Lord was with Joshua as He had been with
Moses.

Instead of the military making the river crossing first to prepare the way,
the Levites would go first carrying the Ark of God into the middle of the
Jordan. In addition, everyone else was to stay 2,000 cubits (1,000 yards) which
would leave them vulnerable if attacked. Also, there was no preparation of
weapons. Instead, they were to consecrate themselves. Spiritual, not military
preparation would take priority.

Joshua told them that as soon as the feet of the priests carrying the ark
touched the water, that even though the Jordan was at flood stage, the waters
flowing down would rise up in one heap and the lower waters would be cut off so
that they would cross on dry ground. As soon as the priests entered the Jordan
it happened just as Joshua said and the waters were cut off at the city of Adam
so that “the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood
firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry
ground, until all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan”
(vs. 17).

The Memorial Stones (Joshua 4)

After they had crossed the Jordan, the Lord spoke to Joshua and directed him
to have one man from each tribe go back to the middle of the Jordan to the place
where the priests stood and pick up a stone and carry it on his shoulder to the
camp and stack them. He explained the purpose to the people in verses 21-24,
“When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, ‘What are these
stones?’ 22 then you shall inform your children, saying, ‘Israel crossed this
Jordan on dry ground.’ 23 “For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the
Jordan before you until you had crossed, just as the Lord your God had done to
the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed; 24 that all the
peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, so that you
may fear the Lord your God forever.”

It is helpful to set aside mementos of the Lord working in your own life that
will cause others to ask about them. This gives you opportunity to give praise
the Lord before them and in that way also build up trust in God.

After all the people had crossed and the memorial stones had been taken up,
the priests came up out of the Jordan river bed with the Ark of the Covenant of
the Lord. As soon as their feet were on the banks of the river, the waters of
the Jordan returned to their place at flood stage. It was five days shy of 41
years since they had left Egypt.

Keeping the Covenant Rites (Joshua 5)

At this point the military situation is still not favorable to Israel. They
are encamped before Jericho with the Jordan river at their backs. If they are
attacked, there is no where to retreat. But this would not be a war fought and
won by superior military strength and strategy but by their obedience to the
Lord. When the kings of the land heard about how the Lord had dried up the
waters of the Jordan, their “hearts melted and there was no spirit in them
any longer
” (vs. 1).

The commitment to obey the Lord also resulted in the next action that Joshua
took with the people. During the years of their wilderness wandering
circumcision was not practiced resulting in a generation of men who had not
undergone that rite of the Abrahamic covenant (See:

Isaac, The Son of Promise – Genesis 17 8/19/07)). They would not
proceed any farther until that was done. From a military standpoint this was
utter foolishness, for it was disabling the entire army in front of the enemy,
but from a spiritual standpoint, it was absolutely essential as part of being
obedient to God in setting themselves apart as His people. They could only do
this because of their trust that the Lord would keep all His promises.

Four days after they crossed the Jordan they celebrated their first Passover
in the promised land. They also ate some of the produce of the land for the
first time including unleavened cakes and parched grain. The manna ceased the
next day. From that day forward they would eat from the yield of the land of
Canaan.

The Lord also sent His angel, the captain of the host of the Lord, to
encourage Joshua. When Joshua met him and challenged him whether he be friend or
foe, the angel identified himself and instructed Joshua to remove his sandals
because the place he was standing was holy (vs. 13-15). The battles to come
would be dependent upon their being set apart to God.


Conquest of the Land (Joshua 6-12)

The Conquest of Jericho (Joshua 6)

The first city to be conquered was the strategic city Jericho which stood at
the lower end of the Jordan valley a little north of the Dead Sea. The usual
military method of conquering a city was siege and assault. Cut off your
opponent, weaken him through starvation while battering down his walls. They
would not conquer Jericho in such a manner. Instead the men of war were to march
around the city once each day for six days. In the middle of them would be the
priests caring the ark of the covenant and in front of them would be seven
priests blowing on rams’ horns. However, no one else was make any noise by
shouting or even speaking until they were specifically commanded to do so on the
seventh day. For six days they made their procession once around the city each
day.

On the seventh day they went around the city six times in the same manner and
then on the seventh trip around Joshua reminded them that the city would be
under the ban and nothing in it was to be taken and kept for themselves. All the
articles of worth were holy to the Lord and were to be put in the treasury of
the Lord. They were to destroy all who lived in the city except those with Rahab
whose home was marked with the scarlet thread. Joshua instructed the people to,
“Shout! For the Lord has given you the city.” The priest blew the horns
and the people shouted and when they did so, the walls of Jericho fell down flat
so that each man could go up straight ahead into the city, and they utterly
destroyed it and burned it with fire.

The archeological evidence confirms the story including that the city had
high walls from which the spies had to be let down; that it was taken quickly
after the spring harvest (evidenced by large storage rooms filled with grain);
that the walls collapsed (some archeologist think it was due to an earthquake);
that there was a large mound of earth around the city so that they had to go “up
into the city”; that it was burned with fire (there is a thick layer of ash and
debris on top of the fallen walls); and carbon 14 dating places the burned
material to about the time Joshua would have been there.
(Follow link & search for “Jericho”)

Rahab and all those with her were protected. She ended up marrying a Jewish
man named Salmon and gave birth to Boaz who was the great-grandfather of King
David. She had placed her faith in the Lord, God of Israel, and He blessed her
for it.

Joshua made all of them take an oath and placed a curse on the person that
would rebuild Jericho. Their first-born would did when the foundation was laid
and their youngest would die when the gates would be set. That curse came true
in 1 Kings 16:34 when Hiel the Betheilite rebuilt Jericho.

Defeat at Ai (Joshua 7)

Israel had made a great conquest, but this was followed by a humiliating
defeat. Ai was a small city of about 12,000 that needed to be conquered next.
Joshua sent men to spy it out, and when they returned Joshua decided to only
send three thousand men to conquer it. Instead, the men of Ai chased them away
and struck down 36 of them. This resulted in Joshua and the elders of Israel
tearing their clothes and putting dust on their head in grief as they fell
before the Lord to petition Him about what had happened. They were fearful their
enemies would be encouraged by the defeat and would now rise up against them and
destroy them.

The Lord revealed that the problem that was that they had not kept the
covenant and that some of the things under the ban had been stolen. This
resulted in Joshua calling on the people to consecrate themselves and in
discovering who was guilty of transgressing the Lord’s command. It turned out to
be a man named Achan. Joshua said to him (vs. 19), “My son, I implore you,
give glory to the Lord, the God of Israel, and give praise to Him; and tell me
now what you have done. Do not hide it from me.”
Confession brings glory to
God. Achan did so and the gold and silver he had stolen was found in his tent.
Achan’s confession was the right thing to do, but it did not remove him from the
consequences of his sin. He and everything that belong to him were taken to the
valley of Achor were they were stoned, everything burned and then a heap of
stones raised over it all as a testimony to the event.

Achan’s disobedience of the Lord led to the defeat of the army and to the
destruction of himself, his family and everything that had belonged to him. Your
sin usually effects more than just yourself.

Conquest of Ai (Joshua 8)

Now that the sin in their midst had been dealt with, they were able to resume
the conquest of the land. This time they followed the Lord’s specific
instructions which included sending all the men of war into battle and setting
up an ambush, which was carried out exactly the way the Lord had commanded. The
men of Ai were drawn out by a feigned retreat so that the city was left open.
The men in ambush then destroyed the city and the men of Ai were surrounded and
destroyed. Obedience to the Lord resulted in victory.

Joshua then fulfilled the command the Lord had given them through Moses to
build and altar on Mount Ebal and set up stones there on which the law of Moses
had been written. All the words of the law as well as the blessings and curses
were read with the half of the assembly on Mount Ebal and the other half on
Mount Gerizim (See Deuteronomy 27-28).

A Hasty Covenant (Joshua 9)

Things were now going well for them again, but a lack of diligence in seeking
the Lord led them to being deceived by the Gibeonites, one of the nations that
was to be utterly destroyed. When the Gibeonites heard about what Joshua did to
Jericho and Ai, they came up with a plan to make a covenant with them. They
would pretend to come from a far away country by wearing worn out clothing and
using worn out equipment and carrying old food. Joshua did not consult with the
Lord first, so their deception worked. Joshua and the elders made a covenant
with them to let them live. Even after they found out the truth they kept their
word and let them live, but the Gibeonites would become servants who would cut
their wood and haul their water.

Conquest of the South (Joshua 10)

The other nations were not happy about the covenant the Gibeonites had made
with Israel and five Amorite kings of the cities of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth,
Lachish and Eglon made an alliance with one another to attack Gibeon. When they
did, the Gibeonites sent word to Joshua for help (vs. 1-5). The Lord told Joshua
“Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands; not one of them
shall stand before you”
(vs. 8).

Joshua mobilized the army and made a forced march from Gilgal to Gibeon that
night surprising the Amorite kings. The Lord confounded them before Israel and
the slew them from Gibeon through Beth-horon to Azekah and Makkedah. Along the
way the Lord struck them with large hailstones so that more died by the hail
than by the sword. It would take time to fight over such a long distance so
Joshua prayed, “O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of
Aijalon”
(vs. 12). And the Lord answered the prayer so that “the sun
stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their
enemies
” (vs. 13-14). There has been no day like that before it or after it.
People are prone to speculate how this could occur, but there is no
understanding of how the Lord did it, only that He did.

After that day they went on to conquer in succession the cities of Makkedah,
Lignah, Lachish (defeating Horam the king of Gezer at the same time), Eglon,
Hebron, Debir and then all the land, the hill country, the Negev, the lowlands
and the slopes from Kadesh-Barnea to Gaza and all the country of Goshen as far
as Gibeon (vs. 29-42). Joshua and the army then returned to Gilgal.

Conquest of the North (Joshua 11)

The kings to the north then formed an alliance to fight against Israel, and
the Lord once again encouraged Joshua saying, “Do not be afraid because of them,
for tomorrow at this time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel; you
shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire”
(vs. 6).
Joshua and the army moved out and came upon the enemy alliance at the waters of
Merom and the Lord delivered them into the hands of Israel. They then struck the
northern cities and lands and utterly destroyed them as far as Great Sidon and
Misrephoth-maim and the valley of Mizpeh. After that they turned back and struck
Hazor and all the cities of the kings that had come against them. Joshua
11:16,17 summarize, “Thus Joshua took all that land: the hill country and all
the Negev, all that land of Goshen, the lowland, the Arabah, the hill country of
Israel and its lowland 17 from Mount Halak, that rises toward Seir, even as far
as Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon at the foot of Mount Hermon. And he
captured all their kings and struck them down and put them to death.
” This
included the Anakim that had so frightened that first generation. There were
only a few left in Gaza, Gath and Ashod (vs. 21-22). Joshua had conquered a
total of 31 kings (Joshua 12).

Joshua 11:23 states, “Joshua had taken the whole land according to all
that the Lord had spoken to Moses
.” Joshua 21:45 adds, “Not one of the
good promises which the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to
pass.”
Contrary to the claims of people with certain theological positions,
these verses do not in any way support the idea that God could be done with
Israel so that the church could replace her. The Lord did and does have more
promises to fulfill to her. These verses refer to the initial conquering of the
land as the Lord had told Moses and which included the fact that the nations
devoted to destruction would be driven out little by little lest the wild beast
grow too numerous (See Exodus 23:30 & Deuteronomy 7:22). There were still areas
that were to be conquered and possessed (See Joshua 13:1-7). The people were
obedient to the Lord and He fought for them and enabled them to conquer the land
as He had promised. If they would remain so, then the rest of the lands would
also be conquered.


Division of the Land (Joshua 13-21)

The lands were then divided up. The tribes of Reuben, Gad and half of the
tribe of Manasseh had received their inheritance on the east side of the Jordan
(Joshua 13). Caleb had also received his special inheritance of Hebron as Moses
had promised him in Deuteronomy 1:36 (Joshua 14). The tribes of Judah, Ephraim,
the remaining half of Manasseh, Benjamin, Simeon, Zebulun, Issachar, Asher,
Naphtali and Dan received their inheritance on the west side of the Jordan
(Joshua 15-19). Within those lands three more cities of refuge (Kedesh, Shechem
& Hebron) were set aside to compliment the three on the east side of the Jordan
(Bezer, Ramoth, and Golan). These were to be a safe place for anyone that killed
a person unintentionally (Joshua 20. See also Numbers 35:14-15).

The Levites did not inherit any land for the Lord was their inheritance.
Instead they were given 48 specific cities to live in along with their pasture
lands for their animals. These cities were divided among the various families of
the Levites by lot (Joshua 21).


The Altar of Witness (Joshua 22)

Afer all the lands had been conquered and divided, the men of war from the
tribes of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh returned to the east side of the Jordan. They
went home with very much spoil including livestock, silver, gold, bronze, iron
and clothes.

After they crossed the Jordan, they built a large altar there. This almost
caused a civil war when the other tribes heard about it and came to confront
them about what they thought was an unfaithful act of setting up an alternative
place of worship other than at the Tabernacle (See Leviticus 17:8-9). However,
the matter was quickly resolved when they explained that the purpose of the
altar was not for worship, but as a witness to future generations that the
tribes on the east side of the Jordan were also part of Israel and had a portion
in the Lord. And so it was that the altar was named, “witness.”


Joshua’s Farewell Address & Charge (Joshua 23-24)

When Joshua was advanced in years he called for the elders, heads, judges and
officers of the tribes to come to him at Shechem. He reminded them of all the
Lord had done for them and warned them to keep and do all that was written in
the book of the law of Moses and not to associate with any of the nations that
remained or serve their gods. They were to cling to the Lord alone. If they did
not, then the Lord would not continue to drive them out, but instead they would
become snare, a trap, a whip on their sides and thorns in their eyes until they
themselves would perish or be driven off the land God had given them.

Joshua then charged them to chose whom they would serve, either the Lord or
some other god, but as for him and his house, he would serve the Lord (Joshua
24:14-15). They answered that they too would not forsake the Lord but would
serve only Him. He warned them again that if they did forsake the Lord, then the
Lord would turn against them, do them harm and consume them. They again affirmed
they would serve only the Lord. So Joshua made a covenant with them that day and
set up a large stone under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord as a
witness.

Joshua 24:31 states that “Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua
and all the days of the elders who survived Joshua, and had known all the deeds
of the Lord which He had done for Israel.”
Even after Joshua died at 110
years old, they remained faithful to the Lord and experienced His blessings as
did all those that had experienced what the Lord had done for Israel in the
conquest of the land. They were the generation that was the example of what the
Lord would do for those that would follow Him.

Joshua’s final charge is one that is still fitting today. We must choose whom
we will serve whether it be the Lord God or something else. We will then
experience either the Lord’s blessing as they did, or the Lord’s curses if we
choose to forsake Him. What is your choice?

 

Sermon Study
Sheets

KIDS CORNER
Parents, you are responsible to apply God’s Word to your children’s lives. Here
is some help.
Young Children – draw a picture about something you hear during the sermon.
Explain your picture(s) to your parents at lunch. Older Children – Do one or
more of the following: 1) Write down all the verses mentioned in the sermon and
look them up later. 2) Count how many times Joshua is mentioned in the sermon.
Talk with your parents about Joshua’s example and how you could be like him.

THINK ABOUT IT!
Questions to consider in discussing the sermon with others. What is the them of
the book of Joshua? What is the key to prosperity and success? (Psalm 1). Who
hid the spies and why? How is she an example of faith so that James would
reference her in James 2:25? What did she believe/ What did she risk? Why was
crossing the Jordan a military risk? What miracle occurred in the crossing? What
was its effect on the Israelites? The Canaanites? What was the purpose of the 21
stones? What have you don / could you do to fulfill a similar purpose? What was
the danger in circumcising all the men after crossing the Jordan? What was the
danger of not doing it? What was unusual about the way Jericho was conquered?
What archeological evidence supports the Biblical account? What became of Rahab?
Why were they defeated at Ai? Ho did Achan give praise to God’ What happened to
him? Explain both the military and spiritual reasons Ai was defeated the second
time? How die the Gibeonites deceive Joshua? Why were they wise in doing so?
What miracles (at least 2) enabled Joshua to defeat the Southern Amorite
alliance? Trace on a map the route Joshua would have taken in defeating the
southern kings and conquering their territory. Do the same for the conquest of
the northern alliance and their cities and lands. How is it that all the land
was conquered (11:23), and yet not all the land was taken (23:5-13)? Map out how
the lands were divided among the tribes? Why did the construction of an altar
almost cause a civil war? What prevented it? What warnings did Joshua give them
that still apply today? Who have you chosen to serve? How is that service being
demonstrated? How long did the nation of Israel continue to serve the Lord?

Sermon Notes – November 18, 2007

 

Conquest – The Book of Joshua

 

Introduction

The first generation wandered in the wilderness for
___________ and died because of rebellion

The second generation already conquered the _____side of
the Jordan & were ready to finish the conquest

 

Overview

 

Chapters 1-12 : Preparation and Conquest of the
_______________

Chapters 13-21 : Division of the ____________

Chapters 22-24 : ___________

The fulfillment of the Lord’s promise to plant Israel in
Canaan through their _____________


Preparation for Conquest (Joshua 1-5)

    Joshua Assumes Command (Joshua 1)

Joshua was to be
_______________________for the Lord would be with him as He was with Moses

Prosperity and success would be
dependent upon _______________ to God’s word (1:8, Psalm 1)

    The Spies & Rahab (Joshua 2)

Rahab hid & protected the spies
because she believed the Lord was _______________________ (2:11)

The spies made a covenant to
protect her and her family. A ______________ would mark her house

The people of the land were
__________because of what the Lord had done

    The Jordan is Crossed (Joshua 3)

First, they were to carry the Ark
of the Covenant into the ______________

Spiritual, not military
____________ would take priority

The waters the Jordan were cut off
at __________ and they all crossed on________ ground

    `The Memorial Stones (Joshua 4)

One man from each tribe picked up
a stone from the Jordan and stacked them as a ___________

The ________ _ returned to their
place when the priests left the bed of the Jordan river.

    Keeping the Covenant Rites (Joshua 5)

The kings of the land were
________ because they heard the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan

Joshua ____________ his army in
front of the enemy because _________to God was essential to victory

Conquest of Ai (Joshua 9)

__________________to the Lord’s instructions resulted in
victory over Ai

They built an altar and read the law, curses & blessings
at Mt. Ebal & Gerazim (________________)

    A Hasty Covenant (Joshua 10)

Joshua did not consult with
_____________ first, so the Gibeonites deceived him and made a covenant

Conquest of the South (Joshua 10)

_________ Amorite kings attacked the Gibeonites sparking
quick military action by Israel

More of the Amorites died by __________ sent by the Lord
than by the sword

Joshua prayed for the Sun and moon to ____________ until
they defeated their enemies.

Conquest of the North (Joshua 11)

Joshua defeated the northern alliance at __________ and
systematically destroyed their cities

________ the land was conquered according to the
_______________ (See Exodus 23:30 & Deut. 7:22)


Division of the Land (Joshua 13-21

The lands were divided by lot. Caleb received his
inheritance at _______. The Levitical cities were chosen


The Altar of Witness (Joshua 22)

The eastern tribes built an ________ for the purpose of
being a witness that they were part of Israel.


Joshua’s Farewell Address & Charge (Joshua 23-24)

They were to choose whom they would __________. Joshua
would ________ the Lord

Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua and the
__________ who had survived him.


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