Questions for "Joshua: A Type of Christ," by Ronald Ginther

1. Name a couple things the Israelites lacked, which explain why they failed so miserably (a whole generation, except for Joshua and Caleb, perishing in the wilderness).

2. Moses made it to the Promised Land because of his great obedience and leadership qualities. T or F

3. Moses died at Kadesh-barnea, after the spies gave a bad report and he threw a fit and was struck down by God. T or F

4. Where did Moses die? Why there? What did he see before his death?

5. After Moses's sudden death on Mt. Nebo, Joshua was chosen by a general vote of the congregation of the sons of Israel to be Moses's successor. T or F

6. Joshua had no formal training for the job of Moses's successor as leader of Israel. T or F

7. Name some jobs Joshua had prior to his taking the reins as leader of Israel.

8. Joshua too gave a bad report when it came time to report back to Moses and the people about what they had seen in Canaan.

9. Joshua was a relatively young man when he took office as leader of Israel. T or F

10. Joshua was of the tribe of Manasseh, descended from Joseph. T or F

11. Joshua was, at the end of the book, mentioned along with what great Hebrew leader, whose burial was described in the last chapter?

12. What was Joshua's age when he died?

13. Joshua, being in constant warfare with the Canaanites for thirty years, died from complications stemming from old wounds. T or F

14. Joshua alone was not fooled by the Hivites of Gibeon, but had compassion on them and so he made covenant with them, not to kill them. T or F

15. Joshua was so righteous he fulfilled the law under the Old Covenant. T or F

16. What "justified" or saved Joshua? His works or the promise of a Messiah in whom he believed? Explain, and give scriptures to back up your answer.

17. Are we more faithful today, under grace, than they were under the law? Compare Joshua's generation with our own--do we have anything to boast about? You might refer to Paul's famous passage about the grafting of the wild olive (Gentiles) onto the Jewish olive root. What was Paul's point in that passage? Hint: it is one word with eight letters starting with "h": _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

18. What makes the book of Joshua speak to us today, what question does it pose over and over, spoken even by Joshua at the end, which makes it so challenging to every generation since his time?

What is your answer, personally, to the question Joshua asked? You need not tell anyone but the Lord, but Joshua did not believe faith was a private matter as some believe today and declared it to the whole world.

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