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PART 3

Deliverance From Egypt to Israel’s First King

Deliverance From Egypt to Israel’s First King

Moses led the Israelites from captivity in Egypt to Mount Sinai, where God gave them his laws. Later, Moses sent 12 men to spy out the land of Canaan. But 10 of them returned with a bad report. They caused the people to want to go back to Egypt. For their lack of faith, God punished the Israelites by having them wander for 40 years in the wilderness.

Finally, Joshua was chosen to lead the Israelites into the land of Canaan. To help them take the land, Jehovah caused miracles to happen. He made the Jordan River stop flowing, the walls of Jericho to fall down, and the sun to stand still for a whole day. After six years, the land was taken from the Canaanites.

Beginning with Joshua, Israel was ruled for 356 years by judges. We learn about many of them, including Barak, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson and Samuel. We also read about such women as Rahab, Deborah, Jael, Ruth, Naomi and Delilah. In all, Part THREE covers 396 years of history.

 

IN THIS SECTION

STORY 34

A New Kind of Food

This special food from God falls from the sky.

STORY 35

Jehovah Gives His Laws

What two laws are greater than the Ten Commandments?

STORY 36

The Golden Calf

Why would people worship a statue made from melted-down earrings?

STORY 37

A Tent for Worship

Its innermost room held the ark of the covenant.

STORY 38

The 12 Spies

Ten of the spies say one thing, but two of them say another. Who do the Israelites believe?

STORY 39

Aaron’s Rod Grows Flowers

How could a piece of dead wood produce flowers and ripe fruit overnight?

STORY 40

Moses Strikes the Rock

Moses got results, but he also made Jehovah angry.

STORY 41

The Copper Serpent

Why would God send poisonous snakes to bite the Israelites?

STORY 42

A Donkey Talks

The donkey sees something that Balaam cannot.

STORY 43

Joshua Becomes Leader

Moses is still strong, so why is he replaced by Joshua?

STORY 44

Rahab Hides the Spies

How does Rahab help the two men, and what favor does she ask?

STORY 45

Crossing the Jordan River

A miracle happens when the priests step into the water.

STORY 46

The Walls of Jericho

How could a cord keep a wall from falling down?

STORY 47

A Thief in Israel

Can one bad man bring trouble on a whole nation?

STORY 48

The Wise Gibeonites

They trick Joshua and the Israelites into making a promise, but the Israelites keep their promise.

STORY 49

The Sun Stands Still

Jehovah did something for Joshua that he never did before and has not done since.

STORY 50

Two Brave Women

Barak leads Israel’s army into battle, so why does Jael get the glory?

STORY 51

Ruth and Naomi

Ruth leaves her home to stay with Naomi and serve Jehovah.

STORY 52

Gideon and His 300 Men

God picked the members for this small army using an unusual drinking test.

STORY 53

Jephthah’s Promise

His promise to Jehovah affected not just him, but his daughter as well.

STORY 54

The Strongest Man

How did Delilah learn the secret of Samson’s strength?

STORY 55

A Little Boy Serves God

God uses young Samuel to deliver a stinging message to High Priest Eli.