After completing our 3 1/2-year cycle of readings in the Torah, we’ve decided to continue with the historical books that follow, beginning with Joshua. We’ll read first about the conquest of the Canaanite tribes, then examine the disappointing time of the Judges – punctuated by the exploits of Gideon and Samson – and the turmoil that led up to the anointing of Saul as King.
The Cities of Refuge that offered sanctuary to fleeing manslayers are a type of Christ, as well as a type of the church.
Notes on Joshua 20-21
We’re pausing in the study of Joshua and the Promised Land inheritance to reflect on the connection between the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the manifold ministries and gifts in the church.
This chapter describes the lot for the remaining six tribes, and then the inheritance granted to Joshua. Dan’s inheritance gives insight into Jesus’ reference to the “Gates of Hell” in Matthew 16.
Notes on Joshua 19:1-51
Joshua rebukes the remaining seven tribes for “falling short” of their inheritance in the Promised Land.
Notes on Joshua 18:1-28
Neither Ephraim nor Manasseh were able to drive out the Canaanites, but had them “under tribute.” What are we gaining by allowing Canaanite strongholds to remain within us?
Notes from Joshua 16 & 17