occupation of Canaan, the distribution of the land to the tribes,
and the renewal of the covenant.
Reminder of the covenant
recounts Israel's occupation of Canaan.
that he will never fail or forsake Joshua and commands that Joshua
be obedient. When the Israelites arrive at the Jordan
River on the eastern border of the land, the waters part, allowing
them to cross. They capture Jericho after they march around the
city and blow trumpets, causing the walls to fall down. An initial
attempt to capture Ai fails because one of the Israelites keeps booty
for himself, but after the people deal with the culprit they are able
to take the city. Joshua is tricked into making a convenant with
the people from Gibeon in central Canaan, but captures the southern part
of the country by defeating a coalition of its kings.
tells how territory was assigned to the tribes. After Joshua
describes the boundaries of tribal territory, he calls Israel to renew
the covenant with God. He reminds them of God's faithfulness and
says "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." The people
too promise to be faithful to God. Joshua set up a stone monument at Shechem
to remind Israel of this covenant.
1:1-9 - Joshua assumes leadership
Josh 6 - Battle
Josh 24 - Covenant