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1 Deuteronomy Almost to the promised land! (are we there yet?)

2 Out of Egypt to the Wilderness and Promised Land

3 Deuteronomy: Meaning Deutero – nomos (Greek expression) = Second Law  Takes its name from the Greek translation of a phrase in Deut 17:18, which prescribes that the king should have “a copy of the law” written for him by the Levitical priests. Repeats many of the laws found in Exod.- Nm.  Shema Means hear  “Hear O Israel, the L ORD is our God; the L ORD alone.” Most important prayer for Jews Found only in Deut.

4 The character of the book is a collection of laws It closes with Moses climbing a mountain to take a final look at Canaan which he will not be able to enter.  He blessed the tribes of Israel, dies, and is buried by the people.  Moses’ assistant, Joshua, became Israel’s new leader as they prepare to cross the Jordan and take the land of Canaan.  Joshua is appointed by Moses as the new leader when he (Moses) announced to the tribes that he will not enter the promised land with them.

5 Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:19 Joshua: The Promised Land

6 The Book of Joshua The book of Joshua purports to describe how the Israelite tribes took possession of the land of Canaan west of the Jordan Theme  Conquest of Promised Land  Absolute trust in God

7 Who was Joshua? Was “handed the torch” by Moses in Deuteronomy: 34:9 Name means “God saves” He represented everything that Israel was supposed to be  completely faithful and trusting in God.

8 JOSHUA CLOSE READING Js. 2:1-21 (Rahab); 3:7-8, 14-17; (Jordan River) 4:1-6, (Gilgal [optional]); 5:13-15 (Joshua’s vision); 6:1-6, (Jericho); 7:1-15 (Ai)

9 Rahab and the Spies  The two spies are sent by Joshua to Jericho- the first city across the Jordan.  Rahab- a prostitute and a canaanite- she hid the spies under the flax drying on her roof and misdirects the search party to the countryside. She will help them scape if they will promise safety for her family when Jericho is invaded.  The men gave her a red cord to hang in the window of her house, and they promised not to harm anyone in the house marked by the cord.

10 Crossing the Jordan River  The waters cease to flow- piling up to the north and disappearing to the south.  The people crossed over, and one man from each of the twelve tribes carried a stone from the riverbed to build a memorial at the new camp.  They call it Gilgal, meaning “circle” and referring to a circle of stones.

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12 Israel in the Promised Land  In a mysterious encounter, Joshua meets the captain of the army of the Lord (captain of a host of angels), and like Moses in Exodus 3:5, Joshua is told to remove his sandals because he stands on holy ground.  This encounter is a sign that God will be with Joshua in the coming battle at Jericho.

13 Jericho 1 st city across the Jordan March around the city All the warriors circling the city Seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark For 6 days On the 7 th, march around the city seven times, the priests blowing the trumpets. When the priests make a long blast with the ram’s horn, the wall will fall down – start fighting

14 The Ban  “Devotion to God for destruction”- it was essentially an order to destroy everything in a conquered town- all its inhabitants, their possessions, and their animals.  Defeat at Ai- someone had broken the ban by taking loot form Jericho- valuable should have been destroyed. Achan was responsible and punished

15 The death of Joshua  Told the people to never forget the one God- and warns them of the consequences if they forget  The Israelites renew the Covenant at Shechem.

16 Quiz - Joshua

17 Word bank: Aaron, the Ban, Red cord, a pillar of clouds, Caleb, Joshua, Gilgal, Rahab, Jericho, sound of trumpets 1.The name ________ means God saves. 2.__________ means circle or circle of stones. 3.What is the name of the prostitute that hid the spies? 4.What was the sign of the agreement between the spies and the prostitute? 5.______________ is a devotion to God for destruction- it was essentially an order to destroy everything in a conquered town- all its inhabitants, their possessions, and their animals.

18 Quiz - Joshua Word bank: Aaron, the Ban, Red cord, a pillar of clouds, Caleb, Joshua, Gilgal, Rahab, Jericho, sound of trumpets, 1.The name ________ means God saves. - Joshua 2.__________ means circle or circle of stones. – gilgal 3.What is the name of the prostitute that hid the spies? - Rahab 4.What was the sign of the agreement between the spies and the prostitute? - Red cord 5.______________ is a devotion to God for destruction- it was essentially an order to destroy everything in a conquered town- all its inhabitants, their possessions, and their animals. The ban


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