Thursday, October 16, 2014

Joshua, Day 4 Readings

An Overview of the Conquest of the Promised Land  

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.

Read Joshua 1:1-11  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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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.

Read Joshua 13:1-7  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
Read Joshua 21:43-45  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Joshua 15-19 today.