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
This special food from God falls from the sky.
What two laws are greater than the Ten Commandments?
Why would people worship a statue made from melted-down earrings?
Its innermost room held the ark of the covenant.
Ten of the spies say one thing, but two of them say another. Who do the Israelites believe?
How could a piece of dead wood produce flowers and ripe fruit overnight?
Moses got results, but he also made Jehovah angry.
Why would God send poisonous snakes to bite the Israelites?
The donkey sees something that Balaam cannot.
Moses is still strong, so why is he replaced by Joshua?
How does Rahab help the two men, and what favor does she ask?
A miracle happens when the priests step into the water.
How could a cord keep a wall from falling down?
Can one bad man bring trouble on a whole nation?
They trick Joshua and the Israelites into making a promise, but the Israelites keep their promise.
Jehovah did something for Joshua that he never did before and has not done since.
Barak leads Israel’s army into battle, so why does Jael get the glory?
Ruth leaves her home to stay with Naomi and serve Jehovah.
God picked the members for this small army using an unusual drinking test.
His promise to Jehovah affected not just him, but his daughter as well.
How did Delilah learn the secret of Samson’s strength?
God uses young Samuel to deliver a stinging message to High Priest Eli.