- Note the inheritance given to the different tribes and individuals; notice particularly the contrast between Levi and Caleb, and the reasons given for each. With 14: 6-13, cf. Num.13:17-14:10.
- Is your environment as unpromising as the arid, giant-ridden Negev seemed to Acsah? If so, compare her attitude with Luke 11:13 and Phil. 4:19, and be thankful!
- Whose inheritance is described in today’s section? What attitudes were shown by the tribes and by Joshua? Why were the people of Joseph not praised as Caleb had been (14:13), when they made a particular claim to territory?
- Using a concordance, study the character of Ephraim. Do you agree with Ellicott’s statement that ‘They were constantly asserting their right to the supremacy in Israel, without exhibiting any qualification for it’?
14:7, 10. These verses, combined with Deut. 2:14, show that the preliminary conquest of the land took seven years.
15:63, together with 2 Sam. 5:6, 7, shows that this book was written before David’s time.