Chapter 13: Inheritance: Reuben, Gad and Manasseh
The Israelites are following the commandments of God and are doing well, however there is land to still be taken. Joshua at this point is “…old and stricken in years…” (Joshua 13:1). The lands are yet to be possessed, and some of the inhabitants are yet to be expelled and/or killed. The Inheritances of Reuben, Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh are outlined.
The Divison of the Land east of Jordan (13:8-33)
Chapter 14: Land Divided
The Land is divided (by lot) among nine and a half tribes. Caleb, for its faithfulness receives the land of Caleb as a reward.
Joshua 14:6-15 – Caleb was part of the original spies who were sent into the Promised Land, Caleb reminds Joshua that he brought back good news, saying that with the Lord they could conquer the people, while the other spies brought back an evil report. Because of this Caleb is rewarded.