Joshua 15
Bible Study Questions

1. Why is it significant that the allotment for the clans of the tribe of Judah extended to the border of Edom?

2. In the context of this chapter, what does the detailed description of the borders and cities signify about the tribe of Judah's identity and their relationship with God?

3. What might the act of defining borders symbolize in terms of personal spiritual boundaries and how can this be applied to your life today?

4. Joshua obeyed the LORD’s command and gave Caleb a portion among the sons of Judah. How does obedience to God manifest in your life?

5. Caleb's courage and faith drove him to drive out the sons of Anak. Can you share a situation where you had to rely on faith to overcome an obstacle in your life?

6. Why did Caleb offer his daughter Acsah in marriage to the man who captures Kiriath-sepher? What does this tell us about the values of that time?

7. How might the negotiation between Caleb and his daughter Acsah reflect on their relationship and the role of women during that period?

8. How would you handle a situation similar to Acsah’s, where you had to negotiate for something you needed or desired?

9. What can we learn from Caleb’s act of blessing Acsah with springs of water along with the land?

10. What spiritual lessons can we glean from the inheritance of the land and the divisions of cities?

11. How can you compare the act of giving land inheritances to God's promises to us?

12. Why do you think the descendants of Judah could not drive out the Jebusites living in Jerusalem?

13. The Jebusites continued to live among the descendants of Judah. How can this scenario be related to persistent sin or ungodliness in a believer's life?

14. In terms of personal spiritual growth, how do you handle "Jebusites" in your life — those longstanding issues or challenges that seem resistant to change?

15. What might the numerous cities listed signify about the scale and diversity of the tribe of Judah? How can we apply this understanding to the body of Christ today?

16. The chapter describes diverse terrains - foothills, wilderness, hill country. How do these reflect the different seasons or circumstances in our spiritual journey?

17. The tribe of Judah received a diverse inheritance, from cities in the Negev to those in the hill country. How does this reflect the diversity of gifts in the body of Christ?

18. How can you actively obey God's commandments and promises as Joshua did, even if it seems challenging?

19. Caleb’s story is one of persistent faith and courage. How can his example inspire your personal faith journey?

20. The detailed account of boundaries and city names reveals meticulous care. What does this tell us about God's attention to detail in our lives and His plan for us?

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