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Bible Maps - Exodus and the conquest of Canaan

Maps of the exodus and occupation of the Promised Land.
Lower Egypt. <br/>The people of Israel were forced to labour as slaves in Egypt and built the store cities of Pithom and Rameses (Exodus 1:11). Several canals were dug along Lower Egypt’s eastern border and helped protect the country from invading peoples. – Slide 1
Proposed Locations for Mount Sinai. <br/>Mount Sinai has had no less than a dozen locations proposed as the site of the holy mountain, most of which are shown here. Some of these proposals have many centuries of tradition supporting them, while others have only very recently been put forward. – Slide 2
Mount Sinai (Jebel Musa). <br/>One of the oldest traditions regarding Mount Sinai’s location places it at Jebel Musa (meaning 'the mountain of Moses’) in the southern Sinai peninsula. – Slide 3
The Negev. <br/>While the Israelites were living at Kadesh-barnea they prepared to enter the Promised Land through the Negev (Numbers 14:40-45), but instead they were driven back by the Amalekites and the Canaanites (Numbers 14:25-45). – Slide 4
Route of the 12 Spies. <br/>When Moses sent spies to scout out the Promised Land (Numbers 13), their route extended all the way to Lebo-hamath, affirming that this was the full extent of the Promised Land as Moses envisioned it. – Slide 5
Nations across the Jordan. <br/>The small nations of Ammon, Moab, and Edom lay east of the Jordan River, and the people of these nations were distantly related to the Israelites. The Ammonites and Moabites were descended from Abraham’s nephew Lot (Genesis 19), and the Edomites were descended from Jacob’s twin brother Esau (Genesis 36). – Slide 6
Route to the Promised Land. <br/>Four separate passages of Scripture recount the Israelites’ journey from Kadesh-barnea to Abel-shittim (Numbers 20:14-21:20; 33:37-49; Deuteronomy 2:1-23; Judges 11:14-27). – Slide 7
Israel Defeats Og and Sihon. <br/>As the Israelites approached Canaan from the east, they asked the Amorite king Sihon if they could pass through his land, but he attacked them instead. The Israelites defeated him at Jahaz and captured all his land (Deuteronomy 2:24-37). After this they turned northward toward Bashan and defeated King Og at Edrei (Deuteronomy 3:1-11). – Slide 8
Balaam Blesses Israel. <br/>The story of Balaam takes place soon after the Israelites passed through Moab on their way to the Promised Land (Numbers 21:23-31; Deuteronomy 2:30-36; Judges 11:20-22). – Slide 9
Israel Enters the Promised Land. <br/>After Moses died, Joshua became the leader of the Israelites, and he led them to the Jordan River to prepare to enter the Promised Land. Priests carried the ark of the covenant before the Israelites, and as soon as their feet touched the water, which was in the midst of seasonal flooding, the waters were blocked upstream at Adam, and the Israelites crossed into the Promised Land on dry ground. – Slide 10
Conquest of the Promised Land - Southern Campaign. <br/>As news spread that mighty Jericho had fallen to the Israelites, the people of Gibeon, Kephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim deceived the Israelites into thinking they lived far away, and they made a peace treaty with them (Joshua 9). Soon after this, several Amorite cities in southern Canaan joined together to attack the Gibeonites. Joshua defeated the Amorites capturing the cities of Makkedah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, and Debir (Joshua 10), and likely Jarmuth and Hebron as well (see Joshua 10:23). – Slide 11
Conquest of the Promised Land - Northern Campaign. <br/>After the Israelites captured several cities in southern Canaan, King Jabin of Hazor called on several kings in northern Canaan to fight against the Israelites. The Israelites advanced from southern Canaan and defeated the Canaanites in battle at the waters of Merom. After pursuing the Canaanites to the Valley of Mizpeh, the Israelites turned back to Hazor and burned the city to the ground (Joshua 11). – Slide 12
Tribal Allotment of the Promised Land. <br/>After the Israelites had conquered portions of the Promised Land and Joshua had grown old, the Lord directed him to divide the rest of the land among the tribes of Israel as their inheritance (Joshua 13-20). – Slide 13
Levitical Cities of the Priestly Kohathites. <br/>Unlike the other tribes of Israel, the tribe of Levi was not allotted any portion in the Promised Land for their inheritance (Numbers 18:20-24; 26:62; Deuteronomy 10:9; 18:1-2; Joshua 18:7). Instead, they were supported by the tithes of the other Israelites and were allotted various towns to inhabit among the other tribes. <br/>The Kohathites were responsible for the sanctuary, the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, and the articles of the sanctuary. – Slide 14
Levitical Cities of the Non-Priestly Kohathites. – Slide 15
Levitical Cities of the Priestly Gershonites. <br/>The Gershonites were responsible for the tent of the Tabernacle, its coverings, and its various curtains and ropes. The Kohathites were responsible for the sanctuary, the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, and the articles of the sanctuary. – Slide 16
Levitical Cities of the Priestly Merarites. <br/>The Merarites were responsible for the Tabernacle’s frame, crossbars, posts, bases, and equipment, as well as the equipment of the surrounding courtyard (Numbers 3:25-37). – Slide 17
Land under the control of Israel by the time of Samuel. <br/>Though Numbers 32 and Joshua 13-20 carefully detail the boundaries of each Israelite tribe’s allotted land (see map), much of this land was still occupied by Canaanites, and the Israelites often struggled to establish dominion over their inheritance. In particular, the lands along the Mediterranean Sea, in the plain of Bashan, and in the Jezreel and Sorek Valleys proved to be very difficult for the Israelites to occupy. – Slide 18
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