SAMSON WAS the stereotypical alpha male. Ruled by his passions, Samson fell into the hands of Israel’s enemies, the Philistines—but God used even Samson’s failings to save His people from their enemies.
STRONG WOMEN rose to the occasion when Israel fell under the oppressive hand of Jabin, the Canaanite king of Hazor.
IT DIDN’T take long for Israel to forget God. Within thirty years of arriving in Canaan, God was compelled to tell the Israelites that because of their disobedience, He would not drive out the people before them.
THE PEOPLE of Israel are finally dispatched to their homes. Before they go, however, Joshua binds them with another oath, demanding that the people choose who they will serve.
THE SECOND HALF of the Book of Joshua begins with a list of kings defeated by Moses and Joshua.