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Bible Words to Remember:
As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Joshua 1:5
Passing Through Edom (Numbers 20:14-21)
After wandering in the wilderness for years, how did Israel decide it was time to head north?
Deuteronomy 2:1-3 = God told them to
Why did God protect the Edomites from conquest by the Israelites?
Deuteronomy 2:4-5 = I have given Esau the hill country of Seir
Did Edom grant Israel's request to pass through on the King's Highway?
Numbers 20:17-21 = Wouldn't let them through, They went around
God Protects Moab and Ammon (Deuteronomy 2:4-23)
Why did God protect the Moabites from conquest by the Israelites?
Deuteronomy 2:9 = I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot
Why did God protect the Ammonites from conquest by the Israelites?
Deuteronomy 2:19 = I have given it to the descendants of Lot
How long had passed when Israel reached Moab (Zered Brook)?
Deuteronomy 2:14-15 = 38 years since Kadesh, Entire generation had died
Israel Defeats Eastern Amorites (Numbers 21:21-35, Deuteronomy 2:24-3:11)
How was Israel to capture the land east of the Jordan River? Why?
Deuteronomy 2:24-25 = Given Sihon & country, Other nations will hear of you & tremble
Who was responsible for the victory over Sihon, king of Heshbon?
Deuteronomy 2:32-33 = God give Sihon to Israel at Jahaz
Who was responsible for the victory over Og, king of Bashan?
Deuteronomy 3:3-4 = Israel captures Bashan from Og
What territory did Israel claim after these two victories?
Deuteronomy 3:8 = Territory covers Arnon Gorge to Mount Hermon
Israel Blessed by Balaam (Numbers 22-24)
How did King Balak plan to protect Moab from this powerful threat?
Numbers 22:1-6 = Moab King Balak asks Balaam to curse Israel
Did Balak's plan work?
Numbers 24:10, 12-13 = Balaam blesses Israel 4 times
Reuben, Gad, Manasseh Settle East of Jordan (Numbers 32, Deuteronomy 3:12-20)
What special request was made by the tribes of Reuben and Gad?
Numbers 32:1, 5 = Reuben & Gad ask to stay east of Jordan
Did Moses grant their request?
Numbers 32:33 = Moses gave land to Reuben, Gad & Manasseh
Were there any stipulations to this agreement?
Deuteronomy 3:18-20 = R, G & M required to fight with brothers
Promised Land Described to Moses (Numbers 33:50-35:34)
What did God command of Israel before they crossed the Jordan River?
Numbers 33:51-56 = Israel commanded to wipe Canaan clean
What is significant about the geography described in Numbers 34 & 35? = Hadn't seen yet
Numbers 34:1-2 = God defined the land He was about to give to Israel
Numbers 35:2, 6 = God specified Levite towns & cities of refuge
Moses Dies (Deuteronomy 34)
What did God need to take care of before Moses died?
Deuteronomy 31:14 = Commission Joshua as His chosen replacement for Moses
What is the purpose of Deuteronomy 4-33? = Deuteronomy means 2nd law, Moses reminds
Deuteronomy 4:1 = To prepare Israel for her destiny before Moses died
Where did God bring Moses to die and why?
Deuteronomy 34:1, 4-5 = To Mount Nebo so he could see the Promised Land
Did the Israelites accept Joshua as their new leader? = They quickly forgot their grumbling
Joshua 1:16-17 = Yes, they pledged to support Joshua as they had Moses
Moses felt unworthy of his calling. How well had he served as God's prophet?
Deuteronomy 34:10-12 = No one else knew God face-to-face or did awesome deeds
Israel Crosses the Jordan River (Joshua 3-5)
How would God make sure that Israel looked to Joshua as their leader?
Joshua 3:7 = God exalts Joshua to Israel to know God is with him
How did God immediately show Israel that He was with Joshua?
Joshua 3:15-17 = God parts the Jordan River (like Red Sea parted)
Why did Joshua build a monument of twelve stones from the Jordan River?
Joshua 4:20-24 = Memorial of God's power and what He did for Israel
What were Israel's first events after crossing the Jordan into the Promised Land?
Joshua 5:3-5 = Males were circumcised, none were circumcised in desert
Joshua 5:10 = Celebrated the Passover
Joshua 5:11-12 = Manna stopped, they ate the produce of the land
Joshua 5:13-15 = Joshua meets angel, Promised Land is holy (for neither side)
Israel Conquers Jericho (Joshua 2, 6)
What happened to the spies that Joshua sent to scope out Jericho?
Joshua 2:1, 3, 6, 14-15 = Rahab protected them, they protected her
What other important role did Rahab play that even she didn't realize?
Matthew 1:1, 5-6a = David's great-great-grandmother, Ancestor of Jesus
What was God's plan for conquering the fortified city of Jericho?
Joshua 6:2-5 = March around city 6 days, 7 times on 7th, blow trumpets & shout
How successful was God's plan?
Joshua 6:20-21, 25 = Walls came down, Everything killed for God, Rahab spared
How was faith a factor in the conquer of Jericho?
Hebrews 11:30-31 = By faith the walls fell & Rahab was protected
What curse did Joshua give to the destroyed city of Jericho?
Joshua 6:26 = Jericho rebuilt - Foundations cost firstborn son, gates cost youngest
Was this curse ever fulfilled?
1 Kings 16:34 = In Ahab's time, Hiel rebuilt Jericho at cost of sons
Israel Conquers Ai (Joshua 7-8)
What happened when Israel attacked Ai?
Joshua 7:4-5 = Israel was routed in its first battle against Ai
What was the cause of this loss?
Joshua 7:11, 20-21, 25 = Achan kept devoted things, Was stoned
What happened during Israel's second attack?
Joshua 8:24-25 = Ai conquered through planned ambush
What did Joshua do to renew the covenant at Mount Ebal?
Joshua 8:34-35 = Joshua read all of Moses' commands to all Israel
Gibeon Deceives Israel into Treaty (Joshua 9)
How did the people of Gibeon trick Israel into making a treaty with them?
Joshua 9:3-6 = Made themselves look like distant travelers
What was Israel's concern and what did they fail to verify?
Joshua 9:7, 14 = No treaties with neighbors, didn't inquire of God
What did Israel learn after they made a treaty with the Gibeonites?
Joshua 9:15-16 = Learned that Gibeon was a nearby town
What did Israel do with the Gibeonites after learning of the trick?
Joshua 9:20-21 = Let them live, became woodcutters & water bearers
Israel Defeats Southern Coalition (Joshua 10)
What did 5 southern kings do in response to Gibeon siding with the enemy?
Joshua 10:5 = They joined forces and attacked Gibeon
How was this a bad mistake? = Evil for good
Joshua 10:9-13 = Israel routed coalition, God stopped sun & sends hailstones
What did Joshua do after this victory?
Joshua 10:40-42 = Israel wiped southern region clean
Israel Defeats Northern Coalition (Joshua 11)
What did the northern kings do in response to this powerful threat?
Joshua 11:4-5 = They joined forces to fight Israel, a huge army
What happened at the Waters of Merom?
Joshua 11:7-8 = God gave the coalition forces to Israel
What did Joshua do after this victory?
Joshua 11:12-14 = Israel wiped northern region clean
Promised Land Allocated to Tribes (Joshua 12-22)
Did Israel conquer the entire territory under Joshua?
Joshua 13:1 (2-5) = Large areas of land remain to be taken
What details are given in Joshua Chapters 13 through 21?
Joshua 13:8 (9-33) = Reuben, Gad, Manasseh land defined by Moses
What did Joshua allow after these major victories?
Joshua 14:1 (Chap. 14-19) = Land for rest of tribes assigned by Joshua & Eliezar
Joshua 20:2-3 (1-9) = Cities of refuge defined
Joshua 21:3 (1-42) = Levite towns defined
Joshua 22:1-2, 6 (1-34) = Eastern tribes return home
Joshua's Final Acts (Joshua 23-24)
What instructions & warnings did Joshua give the Israelites before he died?
Joshua 23:6-8, 12-13 = Israel charged to obey God & remain separate
Joshua 24:14-15 = Choose this day whom you will serve
Joshua 24:24-25 = We will serve & obey, Covenant renewed at Shechem
Joshua 24:29 = Joshua died at 110 yrs old
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