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All Articles For Joshua—Receiving The Promised Land

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. The Book of Joshua follows chronologically upon the events recorded in the Pentateuch. We have seen that the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy deal with the history of Israel that takes them to the very edge of the land of Canaan. They have endured the forty years of the wilderness sojourn, and Moses has been replaced by Joshua as the leader. They are ready to cross the Jordan River. The Former Prophets Having said this, we should acquaint ourselves with the fact that the Book of Joshua...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. Since we expressed agreement with the idea that Joshua begins a new section in the Hebrew Bible which is entitled The Former Prophets, we at the same times reject the idea that it belongs to the Pentateuch as part of that history. In the Pentateuch, God instructed Israel, both by law and through the historical events, concerning His covenant promise to be their God. The focal point of this revelation was the land of Canaan. Now in the Book of Joshua we have the details given to us...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. The first main division in the Book of Joshua covers,Joshua 1:1-12:24, and describes the entrance of Israel into the land of Canaan and the conquest of all its parts. We continue this outline from Joshua 1:9. Joshua instructs the officers to tell the people to prepare food, for they will cross the Jordan in three days. He also reminds the men of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh to fulfill their promise to go with the people over the Jordan to help the others possess their...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. We are about to the end of outlining the first main division of the book of Joshua, which covers chapters 1-12. This gives the details of Israel entering into and possessing the land of Canaan. We pick up our outline at Joshua 10:28. After the death of the five kings, Joshua took in succession the following cities with their kings, Makkedah, Lachish, Gezer, Eglon, Hebron, and Debir (Joshua 10:28-39). He destroyed all their kings and all that breathed, from Kadesh Barnea to Gaza even to Gibeon and returned...

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