Book of Joshua

Joshua's part of the book was perhaps written at Gilgal in Canaan as the events transpired form 1646-1616 B.C. When and by whom the postscript (Joshua 24:29-33) was written is not known, but Jewish tradition says that Josh. Joshua 24:29-32 of the last chapter were added by Eleazar and Joshua 24:33 was added by Phinehas.  The book deals with the consummation of the redemption of Israel out of Egypt, for redemption has two parts—out and into (Deut. 6:23). It records the fulfillment of the prophecies of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses regarding the land of promise being given to Israel, and the conquest and division of this land to them. Joshua may be divided into two equal parts of 12 chapters each: Joshua 1-12 the conquest; Joshua 13-24 the division of the land among the tribes, with Joshua 1:1-9 forming the introduction and Joshua 24:29-33 the conclusion. The inspiration of the book is confirmed by several quotations in the N.T. (compare Joshua 1:5 with Hebrews 13:5; Joshua 2:1-24 with James 2:25; Joshua 6:20 with Hebrews 11:30; Joshua 6:23 with Hebrews 11:31; Joshua 14:1-2 with Acts 13:19; and Joshua 24:32 with Acts 7:16 and Hebrews 11:22).


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