Book of Joshua
Conquest of Canaan
➢Joshua performs the miracle of the parting of the waters of Jordan (3:14-17)
Dried up waters of Jordan for Israel to pass through
➢Conflicting accounts: where are the 12 stones laid? (4)
➢Ritual of circumcision repeated (5:2; 5:5)
This is because the children of Israel whom Joshua speaks to are descendents rather than the
ones who were intially circumcised. Therefore, they too must be circumcised.
➢The ceasing of the supply of manna (5:12)
Now they eat fruit of the land and corn as well
➢The battle of Jericho (6:5; 6:17; 6:20)
Everyone dies except Rahab just because she hid and saved the lives of Joshua's messengers
Her and her family is the exceptio
The wall of Jericho is brought down by the shout of the people at the sound of trumpets.
Cursed be the man that rebuilds Jericho – only his sons can do it?
➢The trstpass ofAchan (7:4; 7:6; 7:10; 7:19-21)
1 transgression under Joshua's supervision
He took Babylonish garment – gold & shekels of silver
➢The taking ofAi by ambush (8:7-8; 8:14-16; 8:25-29)
Smart plan – for some of Israel to hide behind the city and for Joshua and his people to go
there and pretend as if they are fleeing once again.
While they lour the people ofAi out of their city, the men who have ambushed the city burn
Joshua and the people then turn around and kill them who have followed them.
➢The pact with the Gibeonites (9:4; 9:15; 9:24; 10:5-8)
These people are afraid of being killed by the Israelites so they bring victuals to Joshua and
pleas with them to make a pact.
Claim they are from a far place but in fact they are from a land within a short distance
They are Gibeonites and because Joshua has made a pact with them he