Joshua 1:1–9 as a “Table of Contents” for the Rest of the Book

“Table of Contents” Item: Corresponds To:
“arise, go over this Jordan . . . into the land that I am giving . . . to the people of Israel” (1:2–5) Israel conquers Canaan (1:10–12:24)
“you shall cause this people to inherit the land” (1:6) Israel’s inheritance distributed (chs. 13–21)
“be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law . . .” (1:7–9) Covenant renewal (chs. 22–24)