The Book of Joshua

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Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Lessons: 4
Discipline: Old Testament
Course Group: Historical Books
The book of Joshua covers the period of Israel's history from the conquest of Canaan to just after Joshua's death. Although certain events in the book can leave modern audiences feeling more than a little uncomfortable, it helps to remember that God promised to be with Joshua in all that he did, especially in leading the Israelites into the Promised Land, establishing Israel's tribal inheritances, and calling God's people to remain faithful to the terms of God's covenant.

Course Goals:

  • Introduce viewers to the background, purpose and design of the book of Joshua
  • Examine the primary events and major themes in the book of Joshua in relation to their original meaning and Christian application

78 min.

Lesson 1: An Introduction to Joshua

Introduces the book of Joshua, including what it meant for its original audience and what it means for us today.
73 min.

Lesson 2: Victorious Conquest (1:1 - 12:24)

Addresses the original audience's challenges associated with warfare by drawing attention to Israel's extensive victory over the land of Canaan.
74 min.

Lesson 3: Tribal Inheritances (13:1 - 22:34)

Explores how Joshua called the people of Israel to live together as heirs of the Promised Land.
78 min.

Lesson 4: Covenant Loyalty (23:1 - 24:33)

Reveals the significance of Israel's call to be faithful to the terms of their covenant with God.