Lesson 9 - Putting Down Roots
In just over seven years, the tribes, led by the strategic leadership of Joshua and with divine intervention, successfully conquered Canaan, breaking the backbone of Canaanite resistance. The latter part of the Book of Joshua focuses on the occupation of the land, covering topics such as land distribution, disputes among the tribes, and Joshua's final discourses.
The distribution of the land, discussed in Joshua 13:1–33, was a significant task as Joshua, now nearly a hundred years old, had to fulfill his commission. The revelation to distribute the conquered land is highlighted, and the chapter details the allotment east and west of the Jordan River. The section concludes by addressing the establishment of cities of refuge and the designation of Levitical cities.