Encountering the Old Testament, 3rd Edition

A Christian Survey

series: Encountering Biblical Studies

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11. Joshua: Conquest and Division

Discussion Questions

  1. What similarities are there between how God prepared leaders in Joshua’s time and how he prepares leaders today?
  2. Why did God challenge Joshua after Moses died?
  3. Can you identify any Christian leader today who seems to have been faithful as Joshua?
  4. How important is archaeological evidence to establishing the historicity of the book of Joshua?
  5. What illustrations can you give from your life experiences that demonstrate God’s faithfulness to his promises?

Class Activities

  1. Have the students read aloud the speeches of Joshua found in:
    Joshua 23:1–16
    Joshua 24:1–28
    Follow this reading with a discussion of the important elements in these two speeches and how they were applicable in Joshua’s day and today.