287.3: Courage (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18, Study Notes)

“Be Strong and of a Good Courage”


Most of us know the story of Joshua from childhood. The walls came tumbling down, remember? Upon closer examination however, the book of Joshua is very much a mixed bag, offering both inspiration and difficulty. This portion covers:

  • Joshua and history, focusing on the archaeological excavation of Jericho
  • How we can confront narratives where God commands genocide
  • The question of miracles


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Class member reading: Joshua 1234562324

Additional Reading: Joshua 714

Other Reading: the rest of Joshua. Also Helaman 12:13-15


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