Joshua 16 & 17

  1. 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!
  2. 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?
  3. 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’?

Note. 15:63, together with 2 Sam. 5:6, 7, shows that this book was written before David’s time.