Joshua Chapters 16-24 Questions and Answers

Joshua Chapters 16-24 Questions and Answers

Joshua 16-24 finishes the book of Joshua.The children of Israel are now settled in the Promised Land and this book records some of their inheritances.

Questions and Answers on Joshua 16-24

In Joshua 16 it was the inheritance of Joseph. Yes, Joseph had two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim and Jacob (Joseph’s father) gave each of Joseph’s son’s an inheritance. Joseph got a double portion from his father and therefore each of Joseph’s sons became a tribe and as a tribe got an inheritance in the Promised Land.

The children of Joseph were not happy about their inheritance in Joshua 17. They wanted more land. This was not a bad request and Joshua granted it to them.

In Joshua 18 Benjamin got their inheritance. Yes, this chapter describes the inheritance of the tribe of Benjamin.

In Joshua 19, the 7 tribes got their inheritance. Simeon, Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, Dan and a city for Joshua. The inheritance of Simeon was within the borders of the inheritance of Judah.

Why did they have cities of refuge in Joshua 20? These were “safe” cities so that if any accidentally killed someone they could flee to the city and live there safely from the avenger of blood.

In Joshua 22:5 what does “diligent” mean? Diligent means a constant, persistent care to accomplish a task.

What was the tribe of Manasseh in half in Joshua 22? Each half got something. Yes, one half of the tribe of Manasseh opted to not to go over and receive their inheritance in the promised land but to stay on this side of Jordan. They got their inheritance there.

In Joshua 22 did the people build the altar to praise God or to hate Him? This altar that they built was a pattern, a reminder, of the one altar to worship God. According to verse 28: “Behold the pattern of the altar of the LORD, which our fathers made, not for burnt offerings, nor for sacrifices; but it is a witness between us and you.”   

In Joshua 24:7 God said that your fathers dwelt in the wilderness a long season How long is a long season? A long season can simply mean a long period of time. But specifically in this context it refers to forty years.

Finished with Joshua chapters 16-24? Continue learning in Judges 1-10 . As always, please leave any comments and/or questions below.

Mary Jane

I'm Mary Jane, child of God, wife of Joe, mom to furry little ones, writer and author of The Faith Series devotionals. Trying every day to be better this day than I was yesterday in every part of my life. Thank you for visiting.

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