1. Exposition

Is the list of kings arranged in a specific order?

Joshua 12:7–24 (ESV)

7 And these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the people of Israel defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, that rises toward Seir (and Joshua gave their land to the tribes of Israel as a possession according to their allotments,

The list of kings seems to begin in a chronological order by listing the two cities that were captured first, Jericho and Ai (Joshua 12:9). Then the list goes on to mention other cities in the south (Jericho to Makkedah, Joshua 12:10–16a), the the central region (Bethel to Lasharon, Joshua 12:16–18) and finally the kings from the north (Madon to Tirzah, Joshua 12:19–24).