Monday, March 7, 2011


Finished reading the book of Joshua tonight. The Israelites made it across the River Jordan into the promised land (Canaan) and promptly started killing off the people who lived there to take it as their own. First it was Jericho, with the trumpeting and shouting seven days in a row till the walls fell down, and then a bunch of other kingdoms, which were all destroyed and taken over by the different Israelite families. Joshua was their leader during this time, taking over the role that Moses had had. Once the land is divided up, Joshua dies.

This book was probably the most boring so far. And repetitive. Still lots of warring and God reminding everyone not to worship other gods. (If He IS the only God, then what's the concern?)

Next is Judges. Not sure what to expect, but I'll be surprised if there isn't more bloodshed, whether human or animal...

**NEXT: Judges

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