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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Joshua 3–4

THEME

Entering the Promised Land

SETTING

14th–13th century BCE Banks of the Jordan River.

KEY FIGURES

Moses Leader of the Israelites, who has brought them to the edge of the Promised Land.

Joshua Moses’s lieutenant, whom God appoints to lead the Israelites after the death of Moses. God gives Joshua the gift of invincibility in battle.

Caleb Assists Joshua in leading the Israelites into the Promised Land.

When Moses dies just one step away from Canaan, the land promised to Abraham and his descendants as an “everlasting possession” (Genesis 17:8), there is an obvious successor: Joshua, his faithful lieutenant. God ...

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