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What is Biblical Faith?

Biblical Faith is not philosophical, but historical. It is grounded not in philosophical events, but in the historicity of the events recorded.


What books does the Deuteronomistic History cover?

Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings


Explain what the punishment on the Canaanites was for?

The punishment was not only because of their iniquity, but also to prevent the spiritual contamination of God's chosen people.


Name the 5 themes of Joshua.

Israel moves from Promise to possession

The conquest of Canaan

God's holiness

God's faithfulness

The achievement of Rest


What came of the Exodus?

Salvation was offered.


What came of crossing the Jordan?

Salvation was received.


What was the revealed truth of the genocide the Canaanites commanded?

The revealed truth was that under the new covenant the believers needed to purge all sin from life. If you have mercy on any sin within you, it will become a contaminant and a grave danger to your spiritual survival. You must declare complete warfare on all known sin.


What are the 3 most important people during the time of the book of Joshua?

Joshua, Caleb, and Rahab.


What is the duration of the book of Joshua?

A period of about 25 years.

In this time the invasion, conquest, and settlement of the nation of Israel is covered.


What did the scarlet cord in Rahab's story represent?

The scarlet cord hanging from a sinners window, is likened to the blood of Christ which creates a haven of protection from the judgement of God for anyone good bad, young or old, salve or free, as long as they came into that sanctuary.


Name one important lesson from Joshua

God may ask you to do things that seem unreasonable or illogical. This may be Training in faith to be sure you understand that even with your own wisdom and reasoning you must always be fully dependent and faithful to God just as Jesus was.


How is Rahab in Jesus' line of ancestry?

She married a Hebrew man named Salmon and became the great- great- grandmother of King David an ancestor to Christ.


What are the two principles of Ai and the sin of Aachan (Joshua 7)?

1. Purification of sin

2. Achan is not the only one who suffered for his sin


What two lessons do we learn from the Gibeonite deception?

It is never inappropriate to seek God's council

Be aware! As creatures created in God's image, God supremely honors our words.


Who were the Judges?

The judges were not legal authorities as we would think of today. They were charismatic military leaders whom God raised up for specific tasks of deliverance.


What is the cycle used to introduce six of the judges?

War and Slavery


What is the most common verse of Judges? Repeated 4 times...

"In those days, there was no king in Israel; every one did that which was right in his own eyes."


How is the key verse in Judges a warning for us today?

Just as this humanistic world view lead to spiritual bankruptcy in ancient Israel, so it will lead to the same thing today.


Name the four theological purposes of Judges.

To show Israel how easily they were influenced by the nations they did not drive out and destroy.

To show why Israel was beaten and made servants of other nations.

To show the severity of the kind of apostasy they were capable of.

Judges record the theocracy (rule directly under God) due to their lack of faith and obedience.


Who was Othniel?

The first judge who is both nephew and son-in-Law of Caleb.


Why did God cut down Gideon's army?

To force them to understand that they could not boast that they accomplished this victory themselves, but only through the power of God.


Name two warnings from Judges.

If taking scripture as a whole, it would seem that as one's relationship with God deepens, the need for such prayer is reduced.

Using a fleece can easily degenerate into unhealthy forms of shamanism. As these forms of prayer rarely occur in scripture it is probable that God intends they should be rare in our life as well. This can reduce the relational aspect of prayer to simple button-pushing.


Who is a type of Christ?



Who was Ruth?

The Moabite, the second foreigner along with Rahab to become a part of the genealogy of the Messiah.


Explain the requirements and fulfillments of the Kinsman-Redeemer as a type of Christ.

Requirement: must be a blood relative, must be able to purchase forfeited inheritance, must be willing to buy back the forfeited inheritance, must be willing to marry the wife of the deceased kinsman

Fulfillment: Christ was born of a woman, Christ has the merit to pay the price for sinners, Christ willingly laid down his life, the church became the bride of Christ.