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Book of Joshua

Book of Joshua

Book of Joshua Questions

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  1. Joshua was called by God to lead the Israelites to a land he'd never visited before. Sounds kind of crazy to us. Have you ever felt called to do something, even if it sounded crazy?
  2. What is the relationship between God, Canaan, and the Israelites? Why is it vital to the Israelites to live in Canaan?
  3. If Joshua took place in the present, how would the world react to his actions?
  4. Imagine a group of people coming to your home and telling you that they live there now. How would you react? What would you do to them?
  5. Who are some other generals in history similar to Joshua? What qualities make successful generals?
  6. If you were living in Jericho while the Israelites were marching around it, what would your reaction be?
  7. If you were playing Joshua on the playground, who would the bad guy be?
  8. The Bible teaches that God is a being of love. Why do you think the Israelites thought God approved of the mass slaughter in Canaan?
  9. How is the land of Canaan like your high school cafeteria?
  10. Joshua is not a literal account of the conquest of Canaan. In what way is Joshua composed like a fairytale? Is there still a truth to the story?

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