Who Is The Book Of Joshua?

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The book of Joshua covers the exploits of the Israelites and their leader Joshua as they cross the Jordan River and begin the conquest of the land of Canaan. The people make a covenant with God while encamped at Gilgal, and then most of the book describes the conquest of Canaan and the division of the Promised Land among the tribes. The book ends with an exhortation from Joshua before his death. Meanwhile, the book of Judges begins with the death of Joshua (Judges 1:1) after entering into the Promised Land. There Israel began its decline into idolatry and sin. But in Judges 2:11 we can see another story which says “Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served the Baals” (v. 11). As a result, God allowed hostile …show more content…

This uninteresting cycle continued throughout the book of Judges the Israelites rebelled a lot and God allowed them to be conquered by an enemy kings. They cried out to God, and He raised up judges to deliver them. What I can take from Judges Book is that the Israel’s existence depended upon its obedience to God. Therefore, the Judges book applies to us as well. Second sometimes if we do not have godly leadership, we take things into their own hands, leading to disorder and confusion. This principle is brief summed up in Judges 21:25: “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”
Furthermore, on the former prophets the two books of 1 and 2 Samuel were originally one book. They give the account of the monarchy being established in Israel. The story begins where Judges ends. Therefore, Samuel ties together the period of the judges with the monarchy. Samuel was one of the greatest Old Testament figures since Moses, and he plays a prominent part in these books. He acts as priest, prophet and judge (1 Samuel 1-7). He was a Levite, a descendant of Korah. We see the pattern of Samuel’s descendant in 1 Chronicles 6:16, 22-28.

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