Joshua class 6

Ch. 10 The five Amorite kings are defeated.

The great miracle of the sun standing still until Israel’s enemies are subdued.

The Lord’s strategy as seen in Joshua:

-let the people of Canaan hear about what the Lord did to Pharaoh through Moses.

-let the people of the land fear and their hearts melt

-let them hear about the miracle of the Jordan

-now they are on the defensive and are preparing their defenses for the Israelite attack

-this keeps all the kings of the land from uniting

-Jericho, Ai, and Bethel are taken, which cuts the northern king from the southern kings

-Joshua and Israel can concentrate on the southern kings because the northern kings are still on the defensive, waiting to see what will happen with the southern kings

-Now the northern kings unite -it’s too late.