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The Book of Joshua Chapter 1 The book begins with the history not of Joshuas life many remarkable passages of that we had before in the books of Moses but of his reign and government In this chapter I God appoints him to the government in the stead of Moses gives him an ample commission full instructions and great encouragements v 1-9 II He accepts the government and addresses himself immediately to the business of it giving orders to the officers of the people in general v 10 11 and particularly to the two tribes and a half v 1215 III The people agree to it and take an oath of fealty to him v 1618 A reign which thus began with God could not but be honourable to the prince and comfortable to the subject The last words of Moses are still verified Happy art thou O Israel Who is like unto thee O people Deu 3329 Chapter 2 In this chapter we have an account of the scouts that were employed to bring an account to Joshua of the posture of the city of Jericho Observe here I How Joshua sent them v 1 II How Rahab received them and protected them and told a lie for them v 2-7 so that they escaped out of the hands of the enemy III The account she gave them of the present posture of Jericho and the panic-fear they were struck with upon the approach of Israel v 811 IV The bargain she made with them for the security of herself and her relations in the ruin she saw coming upon her city v 1221 V Their safe return to Joshua and the account they gave him of their expedition v 2224 And that which makes this story most remarkable is that Rahab the person principally concerned in it is twice celebrated in the New Testament as
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