The Bible book of Joshua was written by Joshua in the Land of Canaan, and it writing was completed in c. 1450 B.C.E . The total time it covered before it completion was from 1473- c.1450 B.C.E. The year is 1473 B.C.E. The scene so dramatic and thrilling. The Israelite’s, encamped on the Plains of Moab, are poised for their entry into Canaan, the promised Land.
The Territory on the other side of the Jordan is inhabited by numerous petty Kingdoms, each with it own private army. They are divided among themselves for many years and so this have weaken their stronghold for years under the reigning of Egypt.
But with the nation of Isaelites our opposition is formidable. The many fortified walled cities, such as Jericho, Ai , Hazor, and Lachish, have to be taken if the land is to be subdued. A critical times lines ahead for the nation of Israel. Decisive battle must be fought and won, with Jehovah himself entering in with powerful miracles in behalf of his people , in order to fulfill his promise to settle them in the land Unquestionably, these wonderful events, so outstanding in Jehovah’s dealings with his people will have to be recorded and that by an eyewitness.
What better man could be than Joshua himself, the one appointed by Jehovah as successor to Moses.( Num 27:15-23) Joshua serving as a Leader and recorded of the events to take place is most appropriate. During 40 years of the Isaelites wandering on the Wilderness, Joshua has been the close associate of Moses in this times.
Joshua has been ” the minister of Moses from his young manhood on,” showing him to be qualified as a spiritual as well a military leader. (Josh 1:1; Ex. 24;13 and 33:11). The year the Israelites left the land of Egypt was in 1513 B.C.E., He was the captain of the armies of Israel in the defeat of the Amalekites. ( Ex. 17:9-14)
As the loyal companion of Moses and fearless army commander, he was the natural choice to represent the tribe of Ephraim when one man was chosen from each tribe for the dangerous mission of spying out Canaan.
Joshua is a man of courage and faithfulness on that occasion assured his entry into the Promised Land. (Num. 13;8; 14:6-9). He was the son of Nun, is “a man whom there is spirit ” a man ” full of the spirit of wisdom.” In the days of Joshua Leadership the Israelites served God to end of his life.( Joshua 24: 31).
Joshua a true worshiper of Jehovah placed a prophetic curse on the rebuilding of city of Jericho’s after it destruction in the years 500 later on the days of the king Ahab of Israel.