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Relationship to Joshua. The relationship of Chapters 22-24 to the rest of Joshua is discussed at Joshua.

Story. Chapters 22-24 consist of three episodes that address what is required for the Israelites to retain possession of the promised land, plus a short epilogue:

  • Chapter 22: Joshua speaks to the three Trans-Jordan tribes. Joshua acknowledges that the trans-Jordan tribes have fulfilled their pledge to assist the other tribes in conquering Canaan. Upon crossing the Jordan river they build a pile of stones. This causes the other tribes to prepare to attack them for idolatry until they correctly understand the gesture.
  • Chapter 23: Joshua speaks to Israel. Joshua instructs Israel that, to retain possession of the promised land, Israel must not tolerate idolatry nor intermarry with foreigners.
  • Chapter 24a: The Lord speaks to Israel. The Lord, through his prophet Joshua, again informs Israel that they are not to tolerate idolatry.
  • Chapter 24b: Change of leadership. Joshua and Phineas (son of Aaron) die, and Joseph's body that was brought from Egypt is buried in Canaan.

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapter 1 include:

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  • Josh 24:15. This verse was relied on by the Nephites to justify the rule that no man could be punished because of his religious beliefs. (Alma 30:8)

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