The territory of Joseph’s descendents, the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, is now allocated. But they protest that the enemies are too strong, to which Joshua encourages them to work and war and win.
The tribe of Judah gets the lion’s share of territory amongst the tribes. Their borders are marked and cities listed but most special is the story of Caleb, his son-in-law to be, and Caleb’s daughter Achsah.
Joshua, priests and leaders gather before the Lord to assign tribal territory allotments. Yahweh told Joshua that very much land remains to be possessed. Joshua is old but expected to war on. Caleb impresses us.
The coming of Jesus Christ is far more glorious than any birth before or after. His glorious entry and subsequent life, death and resurrection was for everyone, for the world. There is nothing more glorious or needed for saving sinners.
Joshua’s conquest continues. Many days of war we are told. Moving his forces from the south he now confronts the northern kingdoms that had allied themselves against him. Thirty-one kings in all were killed.