Introduction to Joshua

If you’re a reader of this blog you know that I’m discussing each of the chapters in the Bible in chronological order.  Thus far I’ve covered the first five chapters of the Bible, along with Job and a couple of chapters in Psalms.  The next chapter, in what is considered chronological order, is Joshua.

Before jumping in, let me do a quick overview of the chapter so you know what we’re about to get into.  Remember that Moses died at the end of Deuteronomy and the leadership position over the Israelites was handed over to Joshua.  The book of Joshua was supposedly written by Joshua himself, but you can likely guess my thoughts on that.  Given that Moses, often credited by Christians as the author of the first five books of the Bible, likely never existed, Joshua probably never existed either.

For four books preceding Joshua the Israelites marched toward the promised land.  In this book, the Israelites finally enter that promised land.  That means the slaughter and rape of innocents is over, right?  Nope!  This book brings more murder and rape, with the only difference of being led by Joshua instead of Moses.  Basically you can expect more of the same.  Murder, rape, and praising of God has great and mighty!  Sigh.

Oh well, let’s get started!

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2 thoughts on “Introduction to Joshua

  1. What a daunting task it is to examine holy scripture so closely and present in a more interesting and easier-to-read form. Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated

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