Q&A: Literary Structure of Joshua

Literary Structure of Joshua

What is the overall literary structure of the book of Joshua?

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The overall structure of the book of Joshua is pretty simple, actually. From chapters 1-5 we see them entering into the land. From chapters 6-12 we see the actual conquest of the land. And then from chapters 13-22 we see the allocation of the land, where the different tribes are divided up and people receive their inheritance. Then we have an epilogue at the end where we have chapters 23, 24, where Joshua gives his farewell speech and really exhorts the people to be faithful to the Lord.

Answer by Dr. T. J. Betts