What are the two major themes of The Book of Joshua in the Bible?

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The Book of Joshua exists in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and, as the name suggests, focuses on Joshua. Following the death of Moses, God tasks Joshua with leading the Israelites into Canaan. After completing a number of campaigns, the Israelites took over their promised land and divided it among their twelve tribes. The book ends with Joshua’s death.

While a number of themes are explored in this book, but the two biggest are the theme of land and the theme of faithfulness.

The promised land was given to the Israelites by God. God also took that land away from the Israelites (which ties in with the theme of faithfulness) when they displayed cowardice. The exiled Israelites wandered the desert for 40 years waiting to return to their promised land. In those years in exile, they lost a piece of their identity. Since God gave them the claim to the promised land, they could not be whole until they returned. God ultimately chooses Joshua to lead them back.

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