Joshua (Week 9 History Essay)

After Moses’ death, Joshua was assumed leadership by God. He led the Israelites from there on. God commands Joshua to be strong and courageous when leading. He is then commanded to lead the people across the Jordan River and go into the Promised Land. However, the Jordan River was in flood for barley harvesting season, which is near (or in) April. So, the priests carry the ark on their shoulders, and then step foot into the river. Amazingly, the up-stream waters piled up, and they were able to cross dry land. Then, their mission was to conquer the city of Jericho.

God told Joshua to march the priests around the city, once a day for 6 days. Then on the seventh day, they marched around 7 times, and then blew their trumpets. All the walls of Jericho fell and the entire population was killed. All except a woman and her family. See, Joshua had sent out 2 spies in order to get reports on how strong Jericho was. It was getting late, and the gates to Jericho were closing. So, that woman kept the two spies in her house safely until dawn was present. She pleaded with the spies to save her life and her family’s for that act of kindness given Continue reading

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