Study Guide

Book of Joshua Chapter 16

Chapter 16

Go Go Go Josephites!

  • This chapter deals primarily with land that is given to the Josephites, or more specifically, the Ephraims (1-9).
  • Joseph, if you don't recall, was the favorite son of Jacob who was sold into slavery by his brothers.
  • The last verse of the chapter tells us that the Ephraims were unable to drive out the Canaanites who lived in their land so they forced the Canaanites to become servants instead (10).
  • This is an odd contrast considering the first twelve chapters of Joshua make the reader think that the Israelites had no problem conquering the Promised Land.

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