Joshua fought the battle of Jericho
And the walls came tumblin' down.
Joshua chapter 1
Joshua ch. 2
Joshua ch. 3
Joshua ch. 4
After the Israelites had crossed the Jordan, God commanded Joshua to take one man from each of the 12 Tribes. They were to take 12 stones from the dry river bed and carry them to the new camp ground on the west side of the Jordan.
Joshua ch. 5
There are parallels between the receiving of the Ten Commandments and the Law at Mount Sinai and the Crossing of the Jordan: The three days interval; purification; the miraculous event; twelve megalithic monuments left as a witness; etc.
Joshua ch. 6
The Israelites were told to besiege the Canaanite city of Jericho. For six days they were to walk around the city walls. On the seventh day they were to do it seven times. Also seven Priests (Cohens) were to blow with the horns of rams (shofars) each time they went round. The seventh blowing was to be long and extended. Then all the people were to shout out, and the walls would fall down. There may be a scientific explanation for this, at least in part. It concerns the rhythmic effect of many people walking round stone foundations, earth tremors, etc. Musical notes really can break glasses, marching feet may cause bridges to collapse, etc. This is what happened. Jericho was taken. Rahab and her extended family were spared as had been agreed. According to tradition Rahab was an ancestress of Jeremiah the Prophet.
Joshua 7: Individual Responsibility for the Generality and Vice Versa, Family Responsibility, Tribal Lineage, Cruelty to Animals.
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