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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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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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Why does Joshua not finish his job to completely destroy all the nations living in the promised land?

God makes an incredible promise to Joshua: Joshua 1:1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and ...
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Why does God allow Joshua to keep the livestock of Ai?

Joshua 8:2 You shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, except that you may carry off their plunder and livestock for yourselves. Set an ambush behind the city. Why does God ...
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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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Who performed the circumcision at Gibeath Haaraloth?

In Joshua 5:2-6 we read: 2 At that time the Lord said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again.” 3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath ...
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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 ...
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Why would God have to tell Joshua three different times to “be strong and of good courage”?

In Joshua 1 we have: Verse 6: be strong and very courage Verse 7: only be strong and very courage Verse 9: have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage Why did God give this command to ...
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Did God change his mind concerning visiting the sins of the fathers onto the sons in Jeremiah 31?

God had given instructions to Moses that he will visit the sins of the fathers onto the children Exodus 20:5 NIV 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a ...
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Did Moses write Deuteronomy 33:4?

Deuteronomy 33:1 This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death. 2He said: “The Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from ...
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Why did everyone in the wilderness journey ignore Moses' commandment to circumcise on the 8th day?

Leviticus 12:3 On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. Joshua 5:7 So he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised ...
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Was Deuteronomy 32:1-43 a Duet sung by Moses & Joshua?

Was Deuteronomy 32:1-43 a Duet sung by Moses & Joshua? Regarding Deuteronomy [MT] - Chapter 32: verses 1-43, we are told in verse 44 : "And Moshe came and spoke all-words of this-Song into-...
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Why were God's reactions so different in Exodus 4:24-26 and Joshua 5:2 concerning circumcision?

Exodus 4:24 At a lodging place on the way, the Lord met Moses and was about to kill him. 25But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it. “Surely you are ...
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Was the Beloved Disciple laying on Jesus's Lap?

There are two different words used in the Gospel of John for anatomy of the front of the body. My question is about the first, "κόλπος," used in two places. Should it be translated "...
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What does the book of Jasher refer to?

Joshua 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of ...
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What is the treasury of the Lord?

This is the verse in question: "But all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron, are [a]consecrated to the Lord; they [b]shall come into the treasury of the Lord.”- Joshua 6:19 What ...
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What did Joshua write in Joshua 8:32?

Joshua 8:32 reads: And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel. (KJV) Other translations are very similar. What exactly ...
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What does “and all that he hath” in Joshua 7:15 and 24 entail?

And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought ...
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How was Joshua an attendant to Moses from his youth in Numbers 11:28?

Numbers 11:28 NASB 28 Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, Moses only stayed for only a year in Egypt after his return from Midian before they left for Canaan ...
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Why was a gap of over half a mile necessary between the people and the ark in Joshua 3:4?

As the children of Israel leave Shittim and make ready to go to Jordan and to cross it, Joshua 3:1, Joshua commands that a distance of 2,000 cubits (just over half a mile) should be allowed between ...
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Why “about” thirty-six, why not thirty-six? Joshua 7:5

It’s one thing to say about 30 men, it’s another to say about 36 men. At this point 36 is a specific and exact number. Why would it be worded this way? Depending on the translation and language it’s ...
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Background on Joshua 5:10-11

Why were there no celebrations of the Passover while Israel wandered for 40 years in the wilderness?
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Naphtali touching the border of Juda?

In describing the borders of every inherited piece of land in the book of Joshua it is said that the border of Naphtali touches Judah at the Jordan on the east. Then the border turned westward to ...
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What sin did the residents of Jericho commit? [closed]

I note on almost all Bible apologetic website that the Battle of Jericho was justified because its residents were practicing abominable acts. But I've spent hours researching the Bible, and I can't ...
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Were the Sidionians meant to be conquered?

"Now these are the nations that the Lord left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan. It was only in order that the generations of the people of ...
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Understanding the conditions that would allow accused manslayer to return to his hometown (Joshua 20)

Joshua 20 deals with sanctuary cities for those who have unintentionally kills someone. However, I'm trying to get a better understanding of what Joshua 20:6 is stating. NASB Joshua 20:4-6 4 ...
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Was it Joshua or Levites who were to recite the blessings and curses?

When they were about to cross the Jordan, Moses instructs the Israelites that the Levites shall recite to the people the blessings and the curses at Mount Gerizim and Ebal respectively Deuteronomy 27:...
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Using science, could sound vibrations & tremors be the reason for the wall of Jericho to fall? [closed]

Joshua 6 NASB 15 Then on the seventh day they rose early at the dawning of the day and marched around the city in the same manner seven times; only on that day they marched around the city seven ...