Joshua Bible Study


The Book of Joshua is the sixth book in the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament, and is the first book of the Deuteronomistic history, the story of Israel from the conquest of Canaan to the Babylonian exile. The book shows God's faithfulness to his covenant with the Israelites to bring them into the land he promised to Abraham. Joshua points to the covenant of obedience before, during, and after God fulfills his promises.


A challenge from the book of Joshua is 24 steps. With JournalOwl, you are met daily with a quick summary of each book, a short educational video, scripture from the King James Bible, and a growing library of thought-provoking questions to write about and study. JournalOwl makes Bible study fun, engaging, and repeatable by providing you with: 

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Steps (25)

Step 1: Joshua - Chapter 1

The LORD said to Joshua, "Arise, cross into the land. Be strong and courageous." So Joshua told the officers to prepare provisions.

Step 2: Joshua - Chapter 2

Joshua sent two spies to Jericho. A prostitute called Rahab hid them, so they promised to spare her family. They reported to Joshua.

Step 3: Joshua - Chapter 3

The Israelites camped by the Jordan. When the priests carrying the ark reached the river it stopped, so Israel crossed on dry ground.

Step 4: Joshua - Chapter 4

The LORD told Joshua to set up memorial stones from the Jordan. When the priests brought the ark up to the bank the waters returned.

Step 5: Joshua - Chapter 5

The LORD told Joshua to circumcise the men. They called the place Gilgal. Joshua met the commander of the LORD's army and bowed down.

Step 6: Joshua - Chapter 6

The LORD said that the army should march around Jericho. On the seventh day they shouted and the walls fell. They destroyed the city.

Step 7: Joshua - Chapter 7

Achan took some banned items. When the army went against Ai they were defeated. The LORD identified Achan and the people stoned him.

Step 8: Joshua - Chapter 8

The LORD told Joshua to take the army against Ai. They set up an ambush and destroyed the city. Joshua read out the book of the law.

Step 9: Joshua - Chapter 9

The Gibeonites sent envoys. They pretended that they were from far away and made a treaty. The Israelites found out but spared them.

Step 10: Joshua - Chapter 10

Five Amorite kings attacked the Gibeonites. The sun stood still while the Israelites took revenge. Joshua defeated the whole region.

Step 11: Joshua - Chapter 11

The kings of the north joined forces to fight against Israel but the LORD gave Joshua victory. So Joshua took the whole land.

Step 12: Joshua - Chapter 12

Israel defeated the kings east of the Jordan under Moses and the kings west of the Jordan under Joshua. Thirty-one kings in total.

Step 13: Joshua - Chapter 13

Now Joshua was old. The LORD said, "Divide the remaining land among the tribes." Moses had given land to Reuben, Gad and Manasseh.

Step 14: Joshua - Chapter 14

Judah came to Joshua. Caleb said, "Moses promised me the mountain because I obeyed the LORD fully." So Joshua gave Hebron to Caleb.

Step 15: Joshua - Chapter 15

Judah's land bordered with Edom to the south. Caleb took Hebron, Othniel took Kiriath-sepher but Judah could not defeat Jerusalem.

Step 16: Joshua - Chapter 16

Joseph's land was from the Jordan to the sea. Ephraim's territory was within Manasseh's. Ephraim did not drive out the Canaanites.

Step 17: Joshua - Chapter 17

There was a lot for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh and a lot for the rest of Manasseh. Manasseh did not drive out the Canaanites.

Step 18: Joshua - Chapter 18

Joshua sent surveyors from the remaining tribes and then divided the land. Benjamin's lot was from Kiriath-jearim to the Salt Sea.

Step 19: Joshua - Chapter 19

Simeon's lot was within Judah's. There were lots for Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and Dan. The Israelites gave Joshua a city.

Step 20: Joshua - Chapter 20

The LORD said to Joshua, "Appoint the cities of refuge." So they set apart Kedesh, Shechem, Hebron, Bezer, Ramoth and Golan.

Step 21: Joshua - Chapter 21

The Israelites gave cities and pasture lands to the Levites. So the LORD gave Israel all the land he had promised to their fathers.

Step 22: Joshua - Chapter 22

Reuben, Gad and Manasseh went back to their land and built an altar. They reassured Phinehas that they had not turned from the LORD.

Step 23: Joshua - Chapter 23

Joshua summoned Israel and said, "You have seen all that the LORD has done. Hold fast to the LORD or you will perish from the land."

Step 24: Joshua - Chapter 24

Joshua said to the people, "Choose this day whom you will serve," and they replied, "We will serve the LORD." Then Joshua died.

Step 25: Quiz

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