Brian Yeager's Outlines
Joshua Outlined

I. The Conquest of Canaan 

A. Preparation for taking the promised land (1:1 to 5:15) 
  1. The land was a gift from God (Gen 15:18; Deut 26:9) 

2. Joshua commissioned to lead the people (1:1-18) 
 

a. God appointed Joshua as leader of the people (1:1-9) 

b. Joshua commanded the people to enter the land (1:10-11) 

c. Instructions to the Gadites, Ruebenites, and Manasseh (1:12-15) 

d. The people accept Joshua as their leader (1:16-18) 
 

3. Preparing to take the land God had given them (2:1 to 5:1) 
  a. Two spies sent to Jericho (2:1-7) 

b. Agreement with Rahab (2:8-22) Hebrews 11:31 and James 2:25

c. Report of the two spies (2:23-24) 

d. Miraculous crossing of the Jordan on dry land (3:1-17) God always gives the way Jeremiah 10:23, Proverbs 14:12, and Ephesians 3:3-5

e. Two memorials consisting of 12 stones each (4:1-24) 

f. Effect of crossing on the Kings of Canaan (5:1) 

g. Circumcision of the males in Israel (5:2-9) 

h. Passover observed (5:10-11) 

i. Manna ceased (5:12) 

j. Captain of the Lord’s host appears to Joshua (5:13-15) 
 

B. Conquest of Canaan (6:1 to 13:7) 
  1. Victory at the battle of Jericho (6:1-27) Hebrews 11:30

2. Defeat at the first battle of Ai (7:1-5) 

3. The sin and punishment of Achan (7:6-26) Notice Joshua 6:18-19 and Hebrews 10:31. When God gives us our blessings we should not want to hold on to treasures of this world Colossians 3:1-5.

4. Victory at the second battle of Ai (8:1-35) 

5. Conquest of Southern Canaan (9:1 to 10:43) 
 

a. King in Southern Canaan join forces to fight Israel (9:1-2) 

b. Gibeonites deceive Israel into making a league with them (9:3-27) 

c. Five Kings of the Amorites threaten war with Gibeon (10:1-5) 

d. Gibeonites call for Israel to help them (10:6-7) 

e. Defeat of the five kings - the sun stood still (10:8-27) 

f. Finishing the task in Southern Canaan (10:28-43) 
 

6. Conquest of Northern Canaan (11:1-15) 11:6; be not afraid. God delivers victory I John 5:4

7. Summary of the conquest of Canaan (11:16 to 12:24) 

8. Undefeated parts of Canaan (13:1-6) 

II. Division of the Land of Canaan (13:7 to 24:33)  A. Possession of the land East of Jordan (13:7-33) 
  1. Total territory East of Jordan (13:7-14) 

2. Portion divided to Reuben (13:15-23) 

3. Portion divided to Gad (13:24-28) 

4. Portion divided to the half tribe of Manasseh (13:29-33) 
 

B. Possession West of the Jordan (14:1 to 19:51) 
  1. Levites given no land, save cities to live in (14:1-5) See Joshua 18:7

2. Division to Judah and Caleb (14:6 to 15:63) 

3. Inheritance of Joseph (Manasseh and Ephraim (16:1 to 17:18) 

4. Israel moves to Shiloh and set up the tabernacle (18:1) 

5. Twenty-one men, three from each tribe, describe the land (18:2-9) 

6. Land divided by lot among the remaining seven tribes (18:10 to 19:48) 
 

a. Inheritance of Benjamin (18:11-28) 

b. Inheritance of Simeon within Judah (19:1-9) 

c. Inheritance of Zebulun (19:10-16) 

d. Inheritance of Issachar (19:17-23) 

e. Inheritance of Asher (19:24-31) 

f. Inheritance of Naphtali (19:32-39) 

g. Inheritance of Dan (19:40-48) 
 

7. Joshua given his inheritance (19:49-51) 
C. Six cities of refuge (20:1-9) 

D. Levitical cities (21:1-42) 

E. Gad, Ruben, and Manasseh sent to their inheritance (22:1-9) 

F. Two and half tribes build an altar (22:10) 

G. Explanation that the altar was not for sacrifices but for a memorial that those on the East of Jordan were brethren to those on the West of Jordan (22:11-34). 

H. Joshua’s farewell speech to Israel, warning against idolatry (23:1-16) How does God feel about idols?Exodus 23:24

III. Joshua's Death A. The covenant at Shechem (24:1-25) 24:3 tie to Acts 7:2-3

B. The law written in a book and a memorial stone set up (24:26-28) 

C. Death of Joshua (24:29-31) 

D. Bones of Joseph buried at Shechem (24:32) 

E. Death of Eleazar, the high priest (24:33) 

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