Great section on the parallels between Joshua and Moses on p161-162:

“His likeness to Mosses is seen when he intercedes for sinful Israel (7:6-9), just as Moses fid (Deut. 9:25-29). Like Moses, Joshua makes speeches that follow the covenant form (Josh. 23-24). At times, he is seen as a prophet like Moses, giving a word of prophecy (3:9-13, 6:26, 7:13). The crossing of the Jordan recapitulates the earlier Red Sea crossing under Mosses (4:23). Joshua’s encounter with the commander of the Lord’s army recalls the burning bush experience (5:14-15; cf. Ex. 3:2-5). Just as God hardened the heart of Pharaoh, Moses’ archenemy, he hardens the hearts of Joshua’s enemies (Josh. 11:20; cf. Ex. 9:12). Joshua 12:1-6 lists Moses’ victories over “the kings of the land,” and this is followed in 12:7-24 with a listing of Joshua’s victories. Joshua 13:8-33 records Moses’s allotment of land to several Israel tribes, and chapter 14-19 list Joshua’s allotments. Lastly, Joshua effecting a victory with his outstretched javelin (8:18, 26) recalls Moses’s use of his rod (Ex. 14:16; 17:11).

In regard to the extermination of the Canaanites, “Lawson Stone highlights what he calls six “heard” texts (Josh. 2:9-11; 5:1; 9:1-2, 3-4a; 10:1-5; 11:1-5), in which the Canaanite kinds hear about and initiate the aggression against the incoming Israelites, such that the Israelite campaign after Ai can be viewed as a defensive reaction. (p164)

Both Rahab and the Gibeonites side with Israel; they utter theologically profound confessions (Josh. 2:9-11; 9:9-10); and they establish binding covenants with Isreal (2;12-14; 9:11-15), so that their continued presence within Israel is not viewed as a threat (6:25; 9:7, 16, 22, 27; 10:1). (p165)


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