Answers – To Difficult Questions (Joshua) Please Select A Study Joshua 2:4–5—How could God bless Rahab for lying? Joshua 3:17—Did Israel cross the Jordan here or not? Joshua 6:1ff—Hasn’t archaeology shown that the account of the conquest of Jericho is inaccurate? Joshua 6:21—How can the total destruction of Jericho be morally justified? Joshua 7:15, 24—Was God just in punishing Achan’s family along with him? Joshua 8:30—How can Joshua’s altar on Mount Ebal be justified when the Bible clearly condemns the building of “high places”? Joshua 9:1ff—Why did Israel honor their contract with the Gibeonites once they discovered they had been deceived? Joshua 10:12–14—How is it possible for the sun to stand still for a whole day? Joshua 11:18—Was Canaan conquered quickly or only gradually? Joshua 12:1–24—Were these kings defeated here or not until later? Joshua 13:9–12—What was the correct eastern boundary of the Promised Land? Joshua 18:28—Was Jerusalem in the territory of Benjamin or in Judah? Joshua 19:2–7—Were these cities in the territory of Judah or of Simeon? Joshua 23:16—Was God’s promise of the land to Israel conditional or unconditional? Joshua 24:26—Was the sanctuary originally at Shechem or at Shiloh?