1. Exposition

Where did Moses command Joshua?

Joshua 11:12 (ESV)

12 And all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua captured, and struck them with the edge of the sword, devoting them to destruction, just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded.

The Lord-Moses-Joshua chain probably goes all the way back to Joshua’s emergence as Moses’ aide (Exodus 17:14; Deuteronomy 31:14).1 The words of Moses were recorded in Deuteronomy, and these were to serve as the basis for all of Joshua and Israel’s actions in the land of Canaan (Joshua 1:7–8).