Joshua

I. Joshua Assumes Command (1:1-11)

II. Preparations for War (1:12-5:15)

A. Call to Reuben, Gad, and half of Manasseh to participate (1:12-18)
B. Spies sent to Jericho and hidden by Rahab (2:1-24)
C. Israel crosses Jordan River on dry ground (3:1-17)
D. Monument erected at Gilgal (4:1-24)
E. Fear disheartens Israel's enemies (5:1)
F. Israel embraces tradition (5:2-12)

1. Circumcision of all males (5:2-9)
2. Celebration of Passover (5:10-12)

G. Joshua's vision from God ensures victory (5:13-15)

III. Warfare (6:1-11:23)

A. Destruction of Jericho (6:1-27)

1. God's instructions (6:1-7)
2. Israel's obedience (6:8-21)
3. Sparing of Rahab and her family (6:22-25)
4. Joshua's cursing of site of Jericho (6:26)
5. Conclusion (6:27)

B. Sin of Achan (7:1-26)

1. Achan's sin (7:1)
2. Failure at Ai (7:2-5)
3. Sin revealed to Israel (7:6-24)
4. Punishment meted out (7:25-26)

C. Destruction of Ai (8:1-29)
D. Israel worships God (8:30-35)
E. Dealings with Gibeon (9:1-10:15)

1. Tricked by the Gibeonites (9:1-27)
2. Defending the Gibeonites and the sun stands still (10:1-15)

F. Five kings defeated (10:16-27)
G. Campaign in the South (10:28-43)
H. Campaign in the North (11:1-15)
I. Summary of Conquest (11:16-23)

IV. Report on Conquests (12:1-13:7)

A. Conquests of Moses (12:1-6)
B. Conquests of Joshua (12:7-24)
C. Land still to be conquered (13:1-7)

V. Division of the Land (13:8-21:45)

A. Territory east of Jordan River (13:8-33)

1. Introduction (13:8-13)
2. No inheritance for Levi (13:14)
3. For Reuben (13:15-23)
4. For Gad (13:24-28)
5. For half of Manasseh (13:29-31)
6. Summary (13:32)
7. No inheritance for Levi (13:33)

B. Territory west of Jordan River (14:1-21:45)

1. Introduction (14:1-5)
2. For Judah (14:6-15:63)

a. For Caleb (14:6-15)
b. For Judah (15:1-12)
c. Caleb occupies his territory (15:13-19)
d. Towns in Judah (15:20-63)

3. For Ephraim (16:1-10)
4. For other half of Manasseh (17:1-13)
5. Joshua deals with Tribe of Joseph (17:14-18)
6. For remaining tribes (18:1-19:48)

a. Introduction (18:1-10)
b. For Benjamin (18:11-28)
c. For Simeon (19:1-9)
d. For Zebulun (19:10-16)
e. For Issachar (19:17-23)
f. For Asher (19:24-31)
g. For Naphtali (19:32-39)
h. For Dan (19:40-48)

7. For Joshua (19:49-51)

C. Distribution of cities (20:1-21:42)

1. Cities of refuge (20:1-9)
2. Cities for Levites (21:1-42)

D. Conclusion (21:43-45)

VI. Conclusion (22:1-24:33)

A. Reuben, Gad, and half of Manasseh return home (22:1-34)
B. Joshua addresses Israel (23:1-16)
C. Joshua and Israel renew the covenant at Shechem (24:1-28)
D. End of a generation (24:29-33)

1. Death of Joshua (24:29-30)
2. Israel obeys during Joshua's and elders' time (24:31)
3. Burial of Joseph's bones at Shechem (24:32)
4. Death of Eleazar, the priest (24:33)

 

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