Free Bible Commentary


The Conquest of the Promised Land:

By Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics (Biblical interpretation)


Brief Explanations of the Technical Resources used in This Commentary

Brief Definitions of Hebrew Verbal Forms that Impact Exegesis

Abbreviations Used in This Commentary

A Word From the Author: How Can This Commentary Help You?


A Guide to Good Bible Reading: A Personal Search for Verifiable Truth

The Old Testament as History

OT Historiography Compared with Contemporary Near Eastern Cultures

Genre and Interpretation: Old Testament Narrative


Introduction to Joshua

Joshua 1 Joshua 13
Joshua 2 Joshua 14
Joshua 3 Joshua 15
Joshua 4 Joshua 16
Joshua 5 Joshua 17
Joshua 6 Joshua 18
Joshua 7 Joshua 19
Joshua 8 Joshua 20
Joshua 9 Joshua 21
Joshua 10 Joshua 22
Joshua 11 Joshua 23
Joshua 12 Joshua 24


Brief Historical Survey of the Powers of Mesopotamia

Chart of the Old Testament

Doctrinal Statement


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The primary biblical text used in this commentary is: New American Standard Bible (Update, 1995) Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, P. O. Box 2279, La Habra, CA 90632-2279


This commentary does not attempt to locate all of the sites mentioned. There are numerous Bible Atlases that plot their locations as accurately as modern researchers can. If the location has some historical or theological significance, then this will be noted!