Cities of the Levites (Joshua 21: 1-45)

Cities of the Levites

Joshua 21:1-45

I. The Lord Commanded Through Moses… (vs. 1-8)

     a. Where did the command for cities for the Levites originate? _________________________________________________________

     b. Why were the Levites excluded from a full inheritance along with the other tribes? (see Joshua 13:33) _______________________

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     c. What role were the Levites to perform according to Deuteronomy 33:8-11? _____________________________________________

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     d. Was the allocation for the Levites just the cities? __________________________________________________________________

     e. What three families were recognized and afforded allocations in he lands of Israel as Levites? ______________________________

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     f. How many cities in total with their common lands were allocated to the Levites? _________________________________________

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II. Levite Cities of the Tribes of Israel (vs. 9-42)

     a. Joshua 15:13 records Hebron was given to Caleb…how is this reconciled when vs. 11 states it was given to the Levites? _________

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     b. What tribes of Israel are included in providing cities for the Levites? (vs. 9, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28, 30, 32, 36, and 38) _____________

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     c. Why did God make sure that the Levites were scattered among all the other tribes? ______________________________________

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     d. Jacob’s blessings on his children in Genesis 49:5-7 speaks to the future of the tribe of Levi. How was this fulfilled in Joshua’s day? 

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     e. How long a period of time has passed (approximately) from Jacob speaking his blessing and Levi being scattered among Israel?

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III. The Division of the Land Completed (vs. 43-45)

     a. How much of the land promised to Abraham by God has given to the children of Israel? ___________________________________

     b. At this point what enemy has been able to stand against them? ______________________________________________________

     c. How significant is verse 45? ___________________________________________________________________________________

IV. Application: Does God keep His word? ___________________________________________________________________________

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