Today's first reading introduces the history of the Hebrews capturing the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua, with God's commission and directions to the Moses' successor.
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The second selections bookends an extended description of the division of the land between the twelve tribes of Israel, often filled with geographic details.
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Joshua 15-19 today.