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.