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Which tribes did Joshua command to cross the Jordan River first?
The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh
What did Rahab need to do to save her family
Not tell anyone what the spies were doing and tie a scarlet ribbon on her window
Who stayed longest in the Jordan riverbed when Israel crossed over
The priests who carried the ark of the covenant.
Why did God dry up the Jordan River, according to Joshua?
Because the ark of the covenant was crossing it.
Why did Joshua circumcise the Israelite males?
Because they had been born in the wilderness and had not been circumcised during the 40 year journey.
Where did Rahab and her family go after the battle of Jericho?
She lived with the Israelites
Why did Israel lose its first battle against Ai
God was not with them because of the unfaithfulness of Achan
What ruse brought victory at the battle of Ai?
They pretended to flee so that the city would be unprotected.
What ruse did the Gibeonites use?
They pretended to be from a far away place.
What happened at Makkedah
Five Amorite Kings were killed
Where did Jabin fight Joshua?
Waters of Merom
How much land east of the Jordan River did the Israelites take?
From Arnon Gorge to Mount Hermon, including the eastern side of Arabah.
Which tribe received the territory of Og King of Bashan?
Half the tribe of Manasseh, the Reubenites, and the Gadites.
What did Caleb receive as an inheritance?
Who took Debir (Kiriath Sepher)?
Caleb son of Jephunneh
From which city of Canaan did Ephraim fail to drive out the Canaanites?
What did Joshua give to the Joseph tribes in addition to their allotment?
the forested hill country
How did Joshua divide the land for the remaining seven tribes?
Sent three men from each tribe to survey land; cast lots to determine which tribe got which section.
Which tribe received in inheritance that was entirely within another tribe?
Tribe of Simeon
For what sort of situation were the cities of refuge envisioned?
For people who accidentally kill other people.
The Levitical allotments included what in addition to the cities?
What was the purpose of the altar of the Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh tribes?
It is to be a witness between them and Israel.
God will push out the remaining nations but what must Israel do?
They must love the Lord and follow his commands.
How did Israel repeatedly respond to Joshua's challenge at the covenant renewal?
They will serve the Lord.
What became of Joshua's encounter with the commander of the Lord of Hosts?
It turned into instructions that God gives for securing Jericho's submission.
The allotment of Levitical towns forms what kind of a gift?
A return gift from Israel to God.
What pre-modern reading of Joshua was most popular in interpretation?
Joshua is a type of Christ; the conquest of the canaanites as a metaphor for the Christian life as one of victory over sin when accompanied by a strong faith in Christ.
What does the Deuteronomistic History Seek to explain
Joshua's connection to the Pentateuch via an editor.
In the Dueteronomistic History how has been Joshua been regarded?
Has the least amount of value; lengthy piece of propaganda.
How should Josh 11: 16-23 be best understood?
An example of ancient rhetorical forms.
How do Joshua and Rahab compare in Josh 1 and 2?
Rahab appears as a faithful servant of God who leads her people to salvation and security in the land God gave them.
Contrast Rhab's answers to the Canaanites to the Israelites.
She uses "I know" with the Israelites and "I don't know" with the canaanites.
What lies at the heart of Rahab's confession
Historic acts of God's redemption of his people.
What is the major problem with using a Marxist revolt to form Israel?
It uses an imperial style of communication which contradicts the argument that they were trying to revolt against imperial powers.
Which ancient city's destruction level supports the conquest model?
The theory of gradual immigration from the east is supported by what?
the Hebrew dialects were more similar to western peoples than dialects near the Mediterranean.
Who were among the Sea Peoples?
A people group known as the plst.
The book of Joshua most closely resembles what type of ancient document?
A land grant
Where does Joshua first appear in the Bible?
How can one view Joshua 1 in comparison with the book?
It is an introduction that traces many of the major theological and ethical themes of the book.
What forms the basis for all successful mission?
The unity of God's people
If Joshua will not succeed because he obeys God's law, how will he succeed?
Because God promises his presence.
How does Joshua persuade the Transjordanian tribes to follow him?
He quotes Deuteronomy 3:18-20 word for word.
What were Jericho and Ai?
They were forts, rather than populated cities.
What likely happened to most of the Canaanites in the areas Israel invaded?
Remained in the land and probably intermarried with the Israelites.
What part of Benjamin did the Benjaminites not conquer?
When did the people begin to serve the Baals?
After Joshua's generation died.
Who was Othniel?
Israel's first deliverer
Who was Jael?
The wife of Heber the Kenite, drove a tent peg through Sisera's head
Which tribe stayed among the sheep pens rather than help Deborah?
What was the incident regarding Gideon and the altar of Baal?
God told Gideon to destroy it, so he did; the people commanded his death. They decided to let Baal deal with him and nothing happened.
By what means were Gideon's 300 fighting men chosen?
If they lapped water like dogs, they were chosen.
What did Gideon make from the rings that the Israelites had taken?
What was the point of the fable about the thornbush?
It implied that Abimelek was illegitimate.
What did Israel do to persuade God to help them in the Ammonite oppression?
They got rid of the foreign gods among them and served the Lord.
How did Jephthah respond to the charge of the Ammonite king?
He recounted the exodus.
How did Jephthah respond to the charge of the Ephraimites?
Called together men of Gilead.
What did the angel require from Manoah's wife for the birth of a child?
Not eat anything unclean or drink wine.
Whence came Samson's riddle?
Why did Samson allow other Israelites to bind him.
They promised not to kill him.
Before cutting his hair, what did Samson tell Delilah would weaken him?
bowstrings, rope, weaving seven braids of his hair into fabric on the loom.
What did Micah's mother purchase?
What did the five Danites take from Micah's house?
The idol, the ephod, and the household gods.
What caused the rape of the concubine?
The men of the city wanted to have sex with the Levite.
What caused all Israel to unite for the first time in Judges?
The murder of the woman; events of chapter 19.
From what two cities did Israel obtain wives for the Benjaminites?
Jabesh and Shiloh
Which recension of the Septuagint probably preserves the original Greek Judges
Who killed Sisera?
Who does Micah hire for a priest?
In early Christian allegory, what do the two pillars of Samson represent?
The two covenants.
In the opinion of most, how much of Judges is Deuteronomistic?
Very little of it
What does the literary pattern in Judges suggest about its historical worth?
Does not allow conclusions about history.
What do Deborah and Barak and Tukuliti-Ninurta I share?
Poetic victory poem.
What other biblical character resembles Samson?
What corresponds to the worsening fortunes of Israel in Judges?
Worsening of the treatment of women
As propaganda, how is Judges sometimes understood?
Detailing the success of the South over the North.
When do the number of villages in the central hill country increase dramatically?
Discoveries of abecedaries at Izbet Sartah and Tel Zayit suggest what?
People were learning to read and write at that period in the area traditionally assigned to ancient Israel.
Who was Cushan-Rishathaim?
King of Aram- fictional king.
The Jabin who fought Deborah is king of Hazor but more often is he what?
King Jabin of Canaan
By the end of Judges, who is the enemy?
Overall, what does the cycle of the judges prefigure?
The kings (those who choose God succeed; those who focus on won desires fail)
How did Ruth respond to Naomi's request for her to return to Moab after the death of her husband?
Refuses to leave her side.
How did Boaz treat Ruth while she was in his fields?
with kindness and a blessing
Why did Ruth spend the night at the threshing floor?
So that he will act as a kinsman redeemer
How did Boaz acquire the obligation to marry Ruth
He bought Naomi's property.
How much barley does Ruth acquire after one day in Boaz's fields?
How should Ruth be classified as literature?
A short story
How may the character of Boaz be described?
Generosity and graciousness
What alternative message to Israel does Ruth contain?
The importance of acceptance of foreigners into Israel
What major literary theme is found in Boaz's feast at the threshing floor?
The literary theme of the absence and presence of food
What Genesis female character may be similar to Ruth in levarite marriage?
A proposed African interpretation emphasizes what about the story of Ruth?
The bond between Naomi and Ruth
From what nearby culture is there a similar prose account with a genealogy attached?
From what nearby culture comes an example of a levirate marriage?
Anatolian Kingdom of the Hittites
Why might Ruth immediately follow Prov 31 in the Hebrew Canon?
It might be foreshadowing the woman of noble character after whom the book of Ruth is named.
What does the psalmist wish for in Psalm 61?
What two things have been spoken by God?
"Power belongs to you , God and with you, Lord is unfailing love" and "You reward everyone according to what they have done"
Although the psalmist has no water, with what will he be satisfied?
In what do the wicked encourage each other?
Why are the streams of God filled with water?
To provide people with grain
How did the people of God reach a place oof abundance?
God brought them there
Why do the psalmists wish for God to bless them?
So that all the ends of the Earth will fear him
Who brings God gifts?
What did the psalmist give for his thirst?
Gall and vinegar
How does the psalmist describe himself in his plea to God to come quickly?
Poor and needy
If he is not cast away in old age, when did the psalmist begin to rely on God?
The psalm that prays blessings for the king ends in what way?
What turns the psalmist from envying the wicked to seeing their fate?
Entering the sanctuary of God
What happened to the carved paneling in the sanctuary?
Enemies smashed it with axes and hatchets
What is in the cup in God's hand?
Foaming wine mixed with spices
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