A surprising discovery in Joshua: Apostolic Pneumatology

Moses Blesses JoshuaToday I finished my study of every reference to the Spirit of God in the Pentateuch and began my work on the Spirit in the Former Prophets [Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings, following the canonical order of the Hebrew Scriptures].

I was quite surprised to discover that there are no references to the Spirit of God in the book of Joshua! We do know, however, that Joshua was filled with the Spirit before Moses’ death (Numbers 27:18-23; Deuteronomy 34:9). This work of the Spirit in Joshua’s life prepared him to lead God’s people into the Promised Land.

An invitation: If you find any reference to the Spirit of God in Joshua, I would sincerely appreciate it if you would let me know. There are a couple of references to the human spirit, but that is not the topic of our study.