Past conquerors include the Egyptians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, and the Turks.
Jews living in Palestine asserted their independence from the British in 1948 and founded the modern state of Israel.
The book of Joshua is the story of how the Israelites entered the land of Canaan to create a homeland.
Under the leadership of Joshua, the descendants of Jacob, now called the Israelites, entered Canaan and began to settle there.
Consider how this portrayal of the process fits the agenda of the Deuteronomistic historian. Lastly, read Chapters 2324, which describe the end of Joshuas life and the covenant renewal occasion that it prompts. A straightforward reading of the book of Joshua suggests that all the Israelite tribes were united in one mighty fighting force that was led by Joshua and they stormed into Canaan and settled there.