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Lecture

Joshua

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Department
English
Course
ENGC16H3
Professor
Laura Jane Wey
Semester
Fall

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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 it down.  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
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