IV. Outline

IV. Outline

This outline emphasizes that through Joshua God brought the people into the land and allotted it to them as their inheritance, though some of the land was yet to be taken and all of it was yet to be settled.

  1. The Entrance Into the Land (1:1-6:27)
    1. God's Charge to Joshua (1:1-18)
    2. The Sending of the Spies Into Jericho (2:1-24)
    3. The Crossing of the Jordan (3:1-4:24)
    4. The First Circumcision and the First Passover in the Land (5:1-15)
    5. The Taking of Jericho (6:1-27)
  2. The Campaigns for the Land (7:1-12:24)
    1. Achan's Sin and Judgment (7:1-26)
    2. The Conquest of Ai (8:1-35)
    3. The Gibeonites' Deception (9:1-27)
    4. Joshua's Southern Campaign (10:1-43)
    5. Joshua's Northern Campaign (11:1-23)
    6. The List of Defeated Kings (12:1-24)
  3. The Allotment of the Land (13:1-21:45)
    1. The Land That Remained; the Allotment of the Transjordan Tribes (13:1-33)
    2. Caleb's Portion (14:1-15)
    3. The Allotment of Judah (15:1-63)
    4. The Allotment of Joseph (16:1-17:18)
    5. The Allotment of the Remaining Tribes (18:1-19:51)
    6. The Cities of Refuge and the Levitical Cities (20:1-21:45)
  4. Joshua's Farewells and Burial in the Land (22:1-24:33)
    1. The Return of the Transjordan Tribes; Their Memorial Altar (22:1-34)
    2. Joshua's Farewell to the Leaders (23:1-16)
    3. Joshua's Renewal of the Covenant (24:1-28)
    4. Joshua's Death; Three Burials (24:29-33)