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The Book of Joshua
Terms in this set (13)
Moses was punished because he didn't follow instructions (he struck instead of spoke to the rock) & he took credit for the miracle. He was forbidden entry into the Promised Land.
Moses' anointed heir, who led the first wave of immigration / battle in Canaan.
A prostitute from Jericho who helped Israel's spies escape by lowering them from the roof in a basket.
A Red Cloth
Rahab had to gather her family into her home & hang a red cloth outside the window to protect her family from Israel's armies.
When the feet of the priests carrying the ark of the covenant touched the Jordan river's waters, the Jordan stopped flowing.
Ark of the Covenant
A gold-covered wooden chest with lid cover described in the Book of Exodus as containing the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.
Battle of Jericho
Seven horn-blowing priests led the Ark of the Covenant, followed by Israel's army, around Jericho once a day for six days. On the seventh day they marched around it seven times blowing horns, the walls crumbled, & the army captured the city.
Theological Point of the Jericho Battle
God gives the victory to Israel.
Battle of Ai
Israel lost the battle due to Achan's treachery: he stole valuables designated for the treasury which led to the defeat.
Theological Point of the Battle at Ai
Israel must be faithful to God if it wishes to inhabit the Promised Land.
Joshua meets a Warrior Angel
The theological point of the story is: "Are you on God's side?," not, "Is God on my side?"
Partition of Canaan
Joshua divided up Canaan by alloting land to each of the 12 tribes, thus fulfilling the promises that God made to Abraham.
Joshua's Swan Song
Torah faithfulness leads to life & blessings in the land; unfaithfulness to divine judgment & exile.
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Primeval Biblical History
The 10 Commandments
Abram/Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, et al.
The Joseph Story
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