Detailed outline of the Book of Joshua - Entry, conquest, and distribution of the Promise Land

  1. The Entrance into the Land (1:1—5:12)
    1. The Exhortations to Conquer (ch. 1)
    2. The Reconnaissance of Jericho (ch. 2)
    3. The Crossing of the Jordan (chs. 3–4)
    4. The Consecration at Gilgal (5:1–12)
  2. The Conquest of the Land (5:13—12:24)
    1. The Initial Battles (5:13—8:35)
      1. The victory at Jericho (5:13—6:27)
      2. The failure at Ai because of Achan’s sin (ch. 7)
      3. The victory at Ai (8:1–29)
      4. The covenant renewed at Shechem (8:30–35)
    2. The Campaign in the South (chs. 9–10)
      1. The treaty with the Gibeonites (ch. 9)
      2. The long day of Joshua (10:1–15)
      3. The southern cities conquered (10:16–43)
    3. The Campaign in the North (ch. 11)
    4. The Defeated Kings of Canaan (ch. 12)
  3. The Distribution of the Land (chs. 13–21)
    1. The Areas Yet to Be Conquered (13:1–7)
    2. The Land Assigned by Moses to the Tribes in Transjordan (13:8–33)
    3. The Division of the Land of Canaan (chs. 14–19)
      1. Introduction (14:1–5)
      2. The town given to Caleb (14:6–15)
      3. The lands given to Judah and “Joseph” at Gilgal (chs. 15–17)
      4. The allotments for Benjamin, Simeon, Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and Dan at Shiloh (18:1—19:48)
      5. The town given to Joshua (19:49–51)
    4. The Cities Assigned to the Levites (chs. 20–21)
      1. The 6 cities of refuge (ch. 20)
      2. The 48 cities of the priests (ch. 21)
  4. Epilogue: Tribal Unity and Loyalty to the Lord (chs. 22–24)
    1. The Altar of Witness by the Jordan (ch. 22)
    2. Joshua’s Farewell Exhortation (ch. 23)
    3. The Renewal of the Covenant at Shechem (24:1–28)
    4. The Death and Burial of Joshua and Eleazar (24:29–33)
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