This study in Joshua takes a look at the history and culture of the nation of Israel as they enter and take control of the Promised Land that Yahweh has given them. This study is 8 hours long (recorded in 2013). This is worth 1 Bible CEU.

I will be re-teaching and re-recording this class in the fall of 2018 with updated information.

Joshua Notes (963.54 KB)

 

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Joshua 1:1-2:24
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59:04 min
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Joshua 3:1-5:12
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47:26 min
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Joshua 5:13-6:27
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53:02 min
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Joshua 6:20-27
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Joshua 7:1-8:35
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53:18 min
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Joshua 9:1-10:27
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56:39 min
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Joshua 10:28-13:7
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50:22 min
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Joshua 13:8-21:45
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Joshua 22:1-24:33
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33:53 min

 

If the Exodus happened in 1446 BC (1 Kgs. 6:1) and Israel was in the wilderness for forty years, then Israel would have entered the Promised Land in about 1406 BC. The Book of Joshua covers about 35 years of Israel’s history. The nation of Israel was camped out on the eastern side of the Jordan River and just north of the Dead Sea, ready to enter the Promised Land. (This was after forty years of wandering following their lack of faith in Yahweh’s ability to give them the Promised Land.) Now they are ready to enter the land of Canaan and conquer the Canaanite people.

The first purpose of the book of Joshua is to demonstrate Yahweh’s faithfulness to Israel to fulfill His promises to them. Over and over again, the narrator makes the point that Israel conquered the land of Canaan and received the tribal allotments that He had promised them. Joshua is the first book to refer to the land of Israel. This serves as an apology for Yahweh, that all of Israel’s previous defeats in the wilderness were not due to His lack of power or faithfulness. The second purpose of the book is to call Israel to remain faithful to Yahweh so that they may receive His blessings. Their faithfulness is why they have had success in the land when their parents did not in the wilderness. If Israel wants to continue to experience the presence and blessings of Yahweh, they must hold to His Law in obedience.