tuesday morning bible class - more than conquerors
The story of Joshua and the conquest of Canaan is one of the Bible’s most dramatic, riveting events even though the end is a foregone conclusion. Join us as we study this book in our Tuesday morning Bible class. Below you’ll find brief introductions to the text, a handout, and a link to our radio program that covered this material as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
The purpose of Joshua and the other historical books of the Old Testament is to provide a prophetical history of God’s interactions with His covenant people, the Israelites. The Pentateuch set the stage and defined who God was and what He expected of His people. Now, their relationship begins in earnest. They are those sanctified at Sinai, entrusted with Canaan, and blessed by Yahweh. Surely, if there was ever a time in God’s history with mankind to pay attention, it’s this time.
The opening chapters bring set the stage for the conquest of Canaan. In these chapters, we see the initial crossing of the Jordan River and Israel’s first interactions with the Canaanites.
These chapters detail the moments of battle while the Israelites were conquering the land of Canaan. We must remember that are recorded as a history, not necessarily a blow-by-blow account.