Main Themes of the Book of Joshua

Joshua Overview

Who wrote the Book of Joshua and who did they write it for?

The book of Joshua was primarily written by Joshua to the Israelites and future generations of Christians.

When did the events in the Book of Joshua happen?

The events of the book of Joshua took place in the Late Bronze Age, possibly around 1405 BC.

What is the setting of the Book of Joshua?

Joshua was written during the approximately 30 years the Israelites were on a conquest to claim the Promised Land. By that time it was an extremely pagan land that worshiped many false gods and goddesses and lived in much sin. This made it perfect timing for the Israelites when they finally began their conquest.

What is the purpose of the Books of Joshua?

How does the Book of Joshua apply to my life?

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Joshua was the primary author of the book of Joshua. He wrote it while the Israelites were on a conquest to claim the Promised Land. He was the predecessor to Moses, sent by God at about 80 years old to be the one to take the people into the land they’d been promised so long ago.

The Israelites likely fought for around 30 years to take the land they were promised, and history and scripture indicate they found the land divided and easier to conquer. It had been a very pagan land, filled with sin and worship of idols, which was surely a test of the Israelite’s faith as much as the conquest itself was.

As we read the trials and tests the Israelites faced we can be encouraged that the Lord keeps His promises and that He is working ahead of us, preparing the way for His will to be fulfilled in His way and timing. We can learn a lot about God and the journey and faith He calls each of us to through learning about the journey He took the Israelites through.

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Have you accepted the grace of God?

If you have not accepted the grace of God and chosen to believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I encourage you to pray to God now and invite Him in, accept Jesus as the sacrifice for your sins, and repent of your sins. Submit it all to God, lay it at His feet, seek the forgiveness of God, welcome Him into your life, and believe that Jesus died and rose again to save you from your sins.

If you would like to learn more about salvation, you can find a couple of studies that may help here:

  1. Names of Jesus: Savior
  2. Don’t Neglect Your Salvation
  3. Prayer of Salvation
  4. What is grace and why do we need it?
  5. What does it mean to be justified by grace?
  6. Don’t Reject God’s Grace
  7. Don’t Reject Christ
  8. Godly Women – what it means to live a godly life
  9. Redeemed Women – what it means to be redeemed
  10. What is Biblical Love?
  11. What are Spiritual Gifts?
  12. How to live in Spirit and Truth
  13. How to test what is pleasing to God
  14. Names of Jesus as the Son of God
  15. Names of Jesus as the Son of Man
  16. Names of Jesus as the Truth

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