The book of Joshua is the account of Israel by the power of God conquering the land of Canaan. Joshua is the leader of Israel after the death of Moses and successfully leads the people in conquering the land. The book of Judges picks up at the death of Joshua, as Judges 1:1 reveals. But the book of Judges should not be consider an account of what happens next. We must not approach the scriptures as if each book is merely a historical account of what took place a long time ago. Rather, every book and every narrative has a theological purpose. The book of Judges is no different.
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