The Conquest
1406 - 1399 BC

Timeline, maps, chronology, sermons of the Conquest: 1406 - 1399 BC

The Chronology of Conquest


  1. The conquest took exactly seven years to complete: Josh 14:10
  2. While many view this as a Jewish holocaust against the seven pagan tribes living in Canaan by Joshua, it is important to remember that God wiped them out for their sin: Josh 11:19-20. Remember also in Gen 15, God told Abraham he would have to wait 430 years to take possession of Canaan "because the sin of the Amorite is not yet full". In other words, God would not exterminate those living in Canaan in 2000 BC because they were not sinful enough. However at the time of Joshua, their sin was more than God Could bare and like the world flood of Gen 6, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, God commanded Joshua to kill man, woman and child. At least the children were saved, because they did not grow up to be sinful, immoral pagan idol worshippers like their parents.

The Amarna Tablets: an archeological second witness to the Hebrew conquest:

  1. Click to view outline of the Amarna letters.
  2. A stunning marker in history!



  1. The conquest is a historical fact, verified by archeology through the Amarna Letters.



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