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					History of the Kingdom of
           Israel
Sophomore Theology 2010-2011
           Unit 5
              Previously…
• Pentateuch
• The Law
• The Constitution of the people of Israel
• Identity is formed
• A priestly people
• Set apart by God to worship only Him
• To be governed by Him through the
  prophets
• Rely only on God
                  Joshua
• Aide of Moses
• Tribe of Ephraim
• Book of Joshua starts
  – Israelites begin to enter Promised Land
  – Moses is dead
  – Israelites have wandered for 40 years
   To enter the Promised Land
• Joshua 3: 14-17
• Joshua leads Israelites across River
  Jordan
• Joshua 5: 10-12
• Ceremony to renew the Covenant
  – Circumcisions
  – Celebrate 2nd Passover Meal ever
  – Manna ceases; eat the fruit of the land
 As Israelites enter Canaan
• God’s promise—if they remain faithful, they
  will never lose a battle
• One promise is to destroy everything, take no
  bounty
• First Canaanite city—Jericho
• Read Joshua 2:1-21
• Spies sent to reconnoiter
• Saved by whom?
                 Rahab
• Harlot/prostitute
• Canaanite—a pagan!
• Foreigner
• Rahab & her family are welcomed into the
  Israelites
• Significance???
• Check Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus
  Christ—Mt 1: 1-17 (verse 5, specifically)
           Tribal Allotment
• Joshua 13-21
• Book of Joshua ends
  • Promised land divided among 12 tribes of
    Israel
  • Tribes of Manasseh & Ephraim (from Joseph)
    are given allotments, but no land to the
    Levites
  • Why?

				
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