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The book of Joshua. Joshua was the successor of Moses and led the Israelites during the conquest of Canaan.

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Did the pagan nations have free will in Joshua 11 before being annihilated?

Joshua 11:18-20 NASB “Joshua waged war a long time with all these kings. There was not a city which made peace with the sons of Israel except the Hivites living in Gibeon; they took them all in ...
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Does God consistently accept man’s repentance in the Old Testament?

Joshua 7:20-21 NASB “So Achan answered Joshua and said, “Truly, I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel, and this is what I did: when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar ...
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Why does Paul say they were baptized in the sea and not in the river in 1 Corinthians 10:2?

KJV 1 Corinthians 10 : 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; The children of Israel crossed two water points a sea and a river on their way to Canaan.There were more or ...
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The Siege of Jericho and the Seven Seals

Do the seven seals of the book of Revelation have an origin in the siege of Jericho? This siege framework imagery can then be expounded upon, as with the seven seals, independently with the siege ...
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In Deut 32:44, Moses refers to Joshua as “Hoshea” in many translations. If all the 1st gen Israelites are dead, why the old name reference?

In many translations, Deut 32:44, Moses refers to Joshua as Hoshea son of Nun (in translations such as GNV, KJV, ASV, EHV, OJB, CJB). Some translations (ie: NKJV, ESV, CSB, HCSB) have Moses saying ...
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Is there a contradiction about memorial stones

In Deuteronomy 16:22 God says not to set up a memorial stone, which He hates. Yet in numerous other places, e.g., Joshua 4:8 memorial stones are set up, apparently with God's approval. Is Deut. 16:...
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Did Joshua doubt God's word in Joshua 7:7?

God had clearly promised Joshua that he will vanquish all his enemies and divide the land KJV Joshua 1 : 5 - 6 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was ...
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How does the Stone hear words in Joshua 24:27?

Stones do not have ears to hear. Yet we learn in [Joshua 24:27] that The-Stone (הָאֶבֶן Ha-Even) was a Witness which שָׁמְעָה "heard" >> כָּל־אִמְרֵי יְהֹוָ֔ה "all [the] Words of ...
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What is the significance that God ordered Joshua to circumcise the Israelites after they had crossed the Jordan River rather than before?

Genesis 34: 24All the men who went out of the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male in the city was circumcised. 25Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, ...
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Why was Joshua son of Nun not considered YHVH God to Israel, when he made the Sun stand still in [Joshua 10:12-13]?

Ancient Israel would think a person's ability to control the Sun to be a Godly power. Israel could have thought Joshua son of Nun יְהוֹשֻׁ֣עַ בִּן־נ֔וּן was actually YHVH God Himself in Joshua 10:12-...
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Do the 7 trumpets in Revelation 8:6 allude to Joshua 6:13?

Joshua 6: 13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the LORD and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ...
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Why is Joshua so pessimistic before he dies?

The people are optimistic about worshiping the Lord Joshua 24 16So the people answered and said: “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; 17for the Lord our God is He ...
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Why was the Angel Of The Lord worshiped by Joshua if he was just an angel?

Joshua 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
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What is a royal city?

Joshua 10 1Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her ...
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Do women and children belong to "assembly of Israel?"

The verse in question is Joshua 8:35. There was not a word of all that Moses commanded that Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the ...
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Joshua 4:9 Until this day! What day is that?

9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day. Joshua 4:9 King James ...
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How does Psalms 89:10 say Rahab was crushed?

It is said that Rahab had been crushed Psalm 89:10 NIV You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies. Again Isaiah seems to say the same thing about Rahab ...
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Why does Joshua 24:15 refer to the Amorites and not to the Canaanites? Are they the same?

In Joshua 24, Joshua tells the Israelites not to serve the gods of the Amorites. Why doesn't he refer to the Canaanites? Should we consider them the same? Joshua 24:15 “If it is disagreeable in your ...
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How should Christians approach or view the ethnics and morality of the Old Testament? [closed]

The Old Testament is undoubtedly fundamentally different to the new especially when it comes to the nature of God, in the Old Testament God orders the murder of men, of women and of children but in ...
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Why does God order the murder of children in Joshua 6:21 [duplicate]

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
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Why did God order the destruction of Jericho in Joshua?

Why did God order the destruction of the city of Jericho in Joshua 6:21-25?
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Is Peter’s assertion in Acts 4:12, upon the saving “Name”, tied to understanding the unique nature of “Joshua” in the Pentateuch?

Note,it is important to discern the precise form. Exodus 17:9, “יהושע” is the first occurrence, but Numbers 13:8,16, demonstrates the compound design of this name. Names in the Bible are important and ...
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Does Joshua leading the Israelites across the Jordan (Jos. 3:14-17) parallel our lives in Christ?

There are at least two points that seem relevant: I. The similarity in the names: Joshua, or Jehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎ Yəhōšūaʿ), and Jesus appear identical when we consider that they both reduce ...
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In Joshua, Israel defends the Gibeonites. Weren't all the inhabitants of the land to be killed?

"Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal: “Do not abandon your servants. Come quickly and save us! Help us, because all the kings of the Amorites from the hill country ...
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Why are passages in the Book of Joshua repeated in the Book of Judges (Jos. 15:15-19, Jdgs. 1:11-15)?

In these two parallel sets of passages, why is the Book of Judges merely restating that which was stated in Joshua 15? Joshua 15:15-19, NASB: Then he went up from there against the inhabitants of ...
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Is there symbolic meaning to Moses holding his hand/staff up in the air for Israel to prevail in battle (Ex. 17:11)?

There are curious circumstances in the Book of Exodus, where Moses told Joshua that as he (Joshua) fought the Amalekites, Moses would sit on a hill with his staff raised in his hand: Exodus 17:9-11: &...
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are the twelve stones in Joshua 4 in the Jordan (Joshua 4:9) or in Gilgal (Joshua 4:20)

Joshua 4:9 says Joshua set up the twelve stones that had been in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the priests who carried the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day ...
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Joshua 4:9 The fate of Joshua's twelve stones set up in the midst of the Jordan?

Joshua 4:9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there to this day. How could ...
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What is the significance that Caleb outlived Joshua?

Joshua 24:29 New International Version After these things, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten. Judges 1:1 After the death of Joshua, the Israelites ...
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What is the significance of God exhorting Joshua to be strong and VERY courageous in Joshua 1:7?

Related question: Why would God have to tell Joshua three different times to “be strong and of good courage”? In Joshua 1, God exhorts Joshua 3 times: 6a Be strong and courageous ... 7a Be strong and ...
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Ophrah in both Joshua 18 and Judges

In Judges 6:11 (NASB) Then the angel of the Lord came and sat under the oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press in ...
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Relation between Judges 4 and Joshua 11

In Judges 4:2 (NASB) So the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; and the commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-hagoyim. From Joshua 11:1-11 ...
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In Joshua 15:25 the amount of items in the list is different

Recently asked this question. When looking deeper to the passage, noticed that between NASB and KJV there's a difference in the amount of cities from the list. The difference is in verse 25. In KJV ...
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Is casting lots considered prophecy?

In Joshua 18:6 (NASB) And you shall write a description of the land in seven divisions, and bring the description here to me. Then I will cast lots for you here before the Lord our God. or in Jonah ...
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How to know when to use Shihor or Nile?

In Joshua 13:3 (NASB) from the Shihor which is east of Egypt, even as far as the border of Ekron to the north (it is counted as Canaanite); the five governors of the Philistines: the Gazite, the ...
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The king of Goim in Gilgal or Galilee?

In Joshua 12:23 (NASB) the king of Dor in the heights of Dor, one; the king of Goiim in Gilgal, one; In the Portuguese BPT09 translation it reads Dor, na costa do mar, Goim, na Galileia, which ...
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King of Shimron vs king of Shimron-meron

In Joshua 11:1 (NASB) Then it came about, when Jabin king of Hazor heard about it, that he sent word to Jobab king of Madon, to the king of Shimron, to the king of Achshaph, and in Joshua 12:20 (...
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Over twenty-nine cities

In Joshua 15:21-32 (NASB) 21 Now the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the border of Edom in the south were Kabzeel, Eder, and Jagur, 22 Kinah, Dimonah, and Adadah, 23 ...
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Jabin in both Joshua and Judges

In Joshua 11:1 (NASB) Then it came about, when Jabin king of Hazor heard about it, that he sent word to Jobab king of Madon, to the king of Shimron, to the king of Achshaph, In Judges 4:2 (NASB) So ...
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In Joshua 5:2, why is Joshua commanded to conduct a second circumcision?

In Joshua 5:2 (NASB) At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make for yourself flint knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time.” What's the reason behind a second circumcision? ...
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In Joshua 6:18, what are "the things designated for destruction"?

In Joshua 6:18 (NASB) But as for you, only keep yourselves from the things designated for destruction, so that you do not covet them and take some of the designated things, and turn the camp of ...
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Do priests also carry the ark?

In Joshua 3:3 (NASB) and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God with the Levitical priests carrying it, then you shall set out from your place ...
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What about witholding information?

In Joshua 2:5 (NASB) we read of Rahab witholding information It came about, when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. This is a very ...
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overflows all its banks all the days of harvest

In Joshua 3:14-16 (NASB) 14 So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan, with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people, 15 and when those who were carrying ...
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This Book of the Law

In Joshua 1:8 (NASB) This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for ...
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Two questions from Joshua 5:1-9

Joshua 5:1-9 (NIV), 1 Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until they had ...
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Did Balaam die a righteous death?

New King James Version Numbers 23 5Then the Lord put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, “Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.” 6So he returned to him, and there he was, standing by his burnt ...
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Why the LORD wasn't angry when Joshua's generation failed to be circumcised on the 8th day?

After the Israelites crossed the Jordan but prior to invading Jericho, the LORD told Joshua: "Make flint knives and circumcise this second generation of Israelites." (Josh 5:2) Josh 5:5 ...
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Zebulun's territory isn't at the seashore

In Genesis 49:13 (NASB) “Zebulun will reside at the seashore; And he shall be a harbor for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon. In Joshua 19:10-16 (NASB) 10 Now the third lot came up for the ...
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How can one go from Bethel to Luz?

In Genesis 28:19 Then he named that place Bethel; but previously the name of the city had been Luz. in Genesis 35:6 So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and ...