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The Promised Land. Today’s Discussion Questions. How long did it take the Israelites to reach Canaan? Who becomes the leader after Moses dies? What happens in the Battle of Jericho? After the death of Joshua, who do the Israelites look to for leadership?

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The promised land

The Promised Land


Today s discussion questions

Today’s Discussion Questions

  • How long did it take the Israelites to reach Canaan?

  • Who becomes the leader after Moses dies?

  • What happens in the Battle of Jericho?

  • After the death of Joshua, who do the Israelites look to for leadership?

  • Who were some of the judges mentioned in the bible?

  • Who were the Phoenicians?

  • How did the alphabet make things easier?


Reaching canaan

Reaching Canaan

  • It took the Israelites about 40 years to reach Canaan.

  • Moses never lived to see the promised land

  • After Moses dies, a leader named Joshua took over and led them to Canaan.

  • When they arrived, they found people already living there.

  • They were mostly Canaanites


Going into battle

Going into Battle

  • Israelites believed it was God’s will that they conquer the Canaanites, so Joshua led them to the city of Jericho.

  • They marched around the city walls for 6 days while priest blew trumpets

  • On the 7th day, the trumpets sounded and the walls crumbled allowing the Israelites to overrun the city

  • Joshua led the Israelites into three more wars.

  • The land they captured was divided among the 12 tribes .


Fighting judges

Fighting Judges

  • After Joshua dies, the Israelites looked to judges for leadership.

  • Judges were usually a military that commanded 1 or 2 tribes.

  • The Bible tells about Barak, Gideon, Samuel, Eli, and Samson.

  • It also tells of a woman judge named Deborah.


Deborah

Deborah

  • Deborah told Barak to attack the army of the Canaanite king Jabin.

  • She went along to the battlefield as an advisor.

  • With her help, Barak and 10,000 Israelites destroyed king Jabin and his army in 1125BC.

  • Over time, the Israelites won control of the hilly region in central Canaan.

  • The Canaanites kept the flat coastal areas.


The phoenician alphabet

The Phoenician Alphabet

  • The Phoenicians were skilled sailors and traders that lived in cities along the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Their ships carried goods across the Mediterranean to Greece, Spain, and even western Africa.

  • Through trade they spread ideas and goods.

  • One of their most important ideas was the alphabet.

  • The alphabet made writing simpler and helped people keep records.

  • The alphabet was passed on to the Greeks then Romans.


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