- Use a map briefly to clarify in your mind the events described here.
In what ways is this chapter an interesting sequel to chapter 9?
What lessons had Joshua and Israel learnt?
- These thing ‘were written down as warnings for us’ (1 cor. 10:11).
What examples can we follow?
See verses 6ff, 16-22, 24, 25; 26-40; 42; and cf. Ps.15:4 and Col. 3:5.
- Verses12, 13. See NBC, pp. 247-8. By the action of God’s sovereign providence conditions were granted, which we cannot fully explain, which enabled the Israelites to gain a complete victory.
- Verse 40. ‘The Negev’ was the arid southern land.