Book of Joshua in Wikipedia
The Book of Joshua (Hebrew: Sefer Y'hoshua ספר יהושע) is the
sixth book in the Hebrew Bible. This book stands as the first
in the Former (or First) Prophets covering the history of
Israel from the possession of the Promised Land to the
Babylonian Captivity. The book of Joshua contains a history of
the Israelites from the death of Moses to that of Joshua.
After Moses' death, Joshua, by virtue of his previous
appointment as Moses' successor, received from God the command
to cross the Jordan River. In execution of this order Joshua
issues the requisite instructions to the stewards of the
people for the crossing of the Jordan; and he reminds the
Reubenites, Gadites, and the half of Manasseh of their pledge
given to Moses to help their brethren...