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I. Pictorial Device: Map.

Draw map of Palestine, locating the tribes. See Map 3 in Bible. Make an opening in the Jordan River, where the crossing occurred. Locate Jericho and Ai, scenes of first victory and first defeat. Locate Mounts Ebal and Gerizim. Place over the map an appropriate phrase from Chapter 1. Draw two dotted lines in a general easterly and westerly direction through the country to indicate the Northern, Central and Southern campaigns.




V.1451 B.C. to 1427 B.C., making twenty-four years.

VI.1. Preparations to enter Canaan.1 to 5.

2. The Three Campaigns of Conquest.6 to 12.

3. The Division of the Land.13 to 22.

4. Joshua's Farewell Speeches.23, 24.

VII.1:6 in part: "Thou shalt cause this people to inherit the land."

VIII. Our Possessions Equal Our Conquests. (See Hurlbut's Bible Atlas, page 53.)


24:15 in part: "Choose you this day whom ye will serve."

X.1. The Two Commissions.


3 and 4. Israel at Jordan.


7 and 8.

12. The Thirty-one Kings Smitten.

XI. Joshua, Rahab, Caleb, Achan, Eleazar.

XII.1. The Wide Influence of One Sin.

2. The Lord Fights the Believer's Battles.

NOTE. -- Let the teacher question as to the basis of these leading lessons, also explain the thought, and render the same practical in every-day life.

XIII. (a) Symbol. None.

(b) Type. Joshua. See derivation of word Jesus, also Matt.1:21.

Note two likenesses between Jesus and Joshua.

(c) Analogy. None.

(d) Prophecy. None.

XIV. Questions:

1. In Joshua's commission, name the three promises of God.1:1 to 1:5.

2. In what verses of the Bible does the word "success" occur? See concordance.

3. Name the three conditions of "good" success in 1:8. State difference between "good" success and "great" success.

4. Name the two occurrences in 8:32 to 8:35 and state the reason therefor.

5. How, and by whom, and where was the land divided among the tribes? See 14:1 and 2 and 19:51.

6. What was the lot of Levi? 13:33. (Psa.16:5.)

7. What four things would the heathen nations become if not driven out? 23:13.

8. What strong statement does Joshua make in 23:14?

NOTE. -- If the time permits, let the teacher add several questions, especially about the battles.

XV. Items of Special Interest.

Select ten.

XVI. Individual Finds.

Chapters 2, 10, 22.


Pictorial Device.

Originate one, or omit.




V.1427 B.C. to 1095 B.C., making 332 years.

VI. The Rule of Thirteen Judges, containing Six Bondages of Israel, and Their Six Deliverances.


VIII. An unconquered enemy brings bondage.

IX.7:20: "The sword of Jehovah and of Gideon."


6 to 8.


13 to 16.

Give to each of these (save Chapter 5) the name of the person described therein.

XI. Othniel, Ehud, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson: the Six Deliverers.

XII.1. Environment counts.

2. The Lord delivers when His people cry unto Him.

XIII. No Symbol. No Type. No Prophecy. The work of each judge is analogous to the work of Christ.

XIV. Questions:

1. Name the three signs by which Gideon was assured of his call.

2. What was Jephthah's vow?

3. Locate the word "Shibboleth", and narrate the historical event connected therewith.

4. What was Samson to be and for how long? 13:7. Read the Numbers chapter connected therewith.

5. Name and locate Samson's riddle.

6. State two reasons that account for the moral degradation of the times.1:27 to 1:30; 21:35.

7. Name three things in Chapter 17 that indicate how low the state of religion had fallen.

8. How many times in the book does the following phrase occur and what is the significance of the statement, "In those days there was no king in Israel"

9. Name the judges mentioned in the catalogue of the faithful in Hebrews 11.

10. Name a piece of literature based on any one of the characters, and the author thereof.

QUOTATION. -- "This period has been called the Heroic age of Hebrew history. It abounds in wild adventure and desperate feats of individual valor. Personal activity, daring and craft were the qualifications which raised the judges to their title and eminence. They appear as gallant insurgents, or guerrilla leaders, rather than as grave administrators of justice or the regular authorities of a great kingdom." Copy in blank book.

XV. Items of Special Interest.

Select ten.

XVI. Individual Finds.

Chapters 5, 11, 16, 21.


I. Read the book through thoroughly, thoughtfully, and record the length of time required.

II. Name the eight leading characters.

III. Name seven interesting facts gleaned from the book.

IV. Prepare three questions upon the material of each chapter.

V. Give a phrase name to each of the four chapters.

VI. Record what you regard as the best verse.

VII. Questions:

1. Why, according to your opinion, is this story of Ruth recorded in the Bible?

2. What two large modern problems would be solved by living as indicated in this book?

3. Write a paragraph of one hundred words about gleaning, based upon this book and other portions of Scripture.

4. In what part of what gospel is the name of Ruth mentioned?

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