Catholic Introduction To The Old Testament: The Book of Joshua

Catholic Introduction To The Old Testament: Joshua
The Book of Joshua

The Book of Joshua is the story of the Israelite invasion of Canaan under the leadership of Joshua, the successor of Moses. Notable events recorded in this book include the crossing of the Jordan, the fall of Jericho, the battle at Ai, and the renewal of the covenant between God and his people. One of the best- known passages in the book is, “Decide today whom you will serve.... As for my family and me, we will serve the LORD” (24.15).

Outline of Contents

1. The conquest of Canaan 1.1—12.24

2. The division of the land 13.1—21.45

  • The land east of the Jordan 13.1—33
  • The land west of the Jordan 14.1—19.51
  • The cities of refuge 20.1—9
  • The cities of the Levites 21.1—45

3. The eastern tribes return to their territory 22.1—34

4. Joshua’s farewell address 23.1—16

5. The covenant renewed at Shechem 24.1—33


The Book of Joshua. (1972). In Catholic (Ed.), May they be one Bible: Good news translation (2013 ed., p. 244). Philippine Bible Society.

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