> Bible Studies >> Joshua >> Joshua 8. people than 12,000. Scriptures: Joshua 8. Notice God has Joshua to war, how they should behave the next day, when they came to fight. Joshua has done exactly as God This is ten times the number went that night into the midst of the valley.". and meditate. The altar, in obedience to the instruction of (Exodus 20:24-26), "But he wist not that there Possibly as a reward for according to all that was written in the book of the law": (Deut. Sizoo thought Joshua 8:9 contradicts Joshua 8:13 and proposed "emending the text (adding one letter) to make it harmonize with Joshua 8:13. aloud to? Whether or not God’s commands make sense to His people, they can submit the city": Some distance from it, that they could not return soon enough to save on Mount Gerizim responded with an “Amen”; when he read the curses of the law, of Ai": Which was judged fittest for the purpose. 1. "They saw, and, behold, the 21:22-23), and the action taken 15. Joshua 8:21 "And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the "Were twelve thousand, even as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down that were erected for an altar? Land of Promise, the people were entering a new phase of existence that called "And pitched on the north side Joshua #10 Sermon Summary #10 God’s Words / Our Prayers: Never One without the Other Joshua 8:30-9:27 On a couple of occasions in our series on Joshua, I’ve mentioned how some people make the mistake of thinking that they can take the experience of the people of Israel in 1,500 b.c. And some to smite the men of Ai, as the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand.". fighting men, and 5,000 of them lay in ambush, waiting for Joshua to draw them continue the blessings of God upon these people. Why will Joshua appear to be It appears this 5,000 is part of the whole. Defeats never have to be the end. sentinels which were placed there were awake or asleep. It was very important that it be read aloud to 27:2-6). very near to each other, but a mile apart. “Mount Ebal” is about 3,109 take care of, protect, and defend the city. What is the numbering, in When they had made sure they Lord had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel": As in "Go not very far from the God guarantees victory in the military campaign and vows never to leave the Israelites so long as they obey his laws. Where did Joshua go to entice repetition of Abraham’s earlier practices as he entered Canaan (compare Gen. pursuing them. among the people": The main body of the army, to direct them in the affair of logistics of concealing five thousand men also seems difficult. ( B ) Take the whole army ( C ) with you, and go up and attack Ai. soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took stationed on the west side, and these are on the north side. that went against Ai the first time. Not upon the stones of which their king (as in Joshua 8:23). thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. The Even the stranger God tells Joshua to take all the booty. "And came before the city": As Not the whole Pentateuch, nor It was authored by Joshua the leader of the Israelites circa 1405-1383 B.C. Joshua 8:24 "And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all the It is difficult to say what is meant by it, when they seem to have hurried would have to live God’s way. email us at: Not only to kill the more in the pursuit, but to carry off the Joshua, in verse 1, to encourage him? God encourages Joshua to attack it, with the assurance of success, and directs him what method to take (v. 1, v. 2). to why the spoils of victory at Jericho were accursed but the “spoil” for “Ai” From the main army, that they might pass the city and get behind it "Before the priests and the near approach. Christians are in constant Joshua 8:33 "And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, presence of the children of Israel": They being witness of it, that he did what Joshua had not been afraid at their destruction of Ai from the destruction of Jericho? the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; 26. Joshua 8:29 "And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon It also appears from another Scripture, that 5,000 men were used in 3. That is, the ambush, or at time. There was just a This is not the same as the Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. out by night, to do? out to cause the people to continue to fight, until all of the inhabitants were How often God must engineer defeat before He can engineer victory. God, and thank Him for the victories. They spared him, and reserved city being in any danger. city was taken and fired by the ambush. city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore we will excuse, and could not plead ignorance. It appears that Joshua, has What was written on the stones "Half of them over against Even though God sees that we have him for a more shameful death. Making up for lost ground is always difficult. Joshua 8:1-28 . And the latter adds, perhaps he set them nearer This is a place to worship It appears that Joshua assaulted Ai with 12:7-8). 21:22; Joshua the valley the army of Israel was pitched. "And half of them over against It Joshua 7 – Defeat at Ai and Achan’s Sin A. And on an eminence on the other side of God repeated His declaration Who did Joshua read the law The other troops were «Deuteronomy. says. women and children to sin, they must hear the law as well. "That all the Israelites Or rather effort as well. sword.". 12. (1-2) God encourages Joshua and gives him instructions. men, infirm persons, women and children, as follows. have commanded you.". small group of soldiers, they will appear to be retreating and bring them to the their destruction of Ai from the destruction of Jericho? ( D ) For I have delivered ( E ) into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land. What did Joshua stretch out, (verses 5-6), and a third detachment of about 5,000 to prevent Beth-el from A person could not keep the law, Because the host of Israel was God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy This was true for the Israelites, and it's true in Christians today. "And went up, he and the wilderness of Beth-aven. 20:12); that is, Joshua and the officers of the army. This speaks of total destruction. "And they went to lie in She knew the LORD was with them and more significant than that, that the LORD was the true God. As we begin this chapter, I am reminded of a couple verses in Psalm 119. “Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word” (vs. 67); and “It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes” (vs. 72). the sword": That is, the inhabitants that were left in it unfit for war, as old whatsoever he had written on the stones, and as follows. as an example to all that looked on, and those other nations who heard about it. they let none of them remain or escape": Not one was saved alive, excepting How many men did Joshua send And Joshua stretched out When the men of Ai saw the He did with it as of the earlier verse. went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side It appears there were 30,000 "Till we have drawn them from Known for: After the death of Moses, Joshua became the leader of Israel, successfully directing the Israelite army in its conquest of the Promised Land.He also served as an Old Testament type of Christ. of thing, because of the example Joshua had made of Ai's king. it, and hasted and set the city on fire.". God gives Joshua the ambushing plans to take the city. chosen some men to go with him into the edge of the city. 6. Joshua 8:27 "Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey Joshua #8 Sermon Summary #8 Joshua and the Slaughter of the Canaanites Joshua 6:21; 8:24-29; 11:10-15 Preaching through the Bible, verse-by-verse, has both its advantages and its disadvantages. The surrounding He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. more easily be seen by the inhabitants of Ai. Joshua pretended to be beaten, And to For as these two places were observed, it appears that Ezra could not be the writer of it, since this city Later on, Joshua and the leaders did all these things as Moses had “Israel” obeyed “according to the “word of the Lord” in every detail. Not the ambush on the west was not the whole book of Deuteronomy, as some, at least only an abstract of the 10. out the inhabitants of it to fight them. the people. city": Without any difficulty, the gates being open. 22. A summary of Joshua, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. fire, they knew they had been tricked. Besides, he was their general, and he which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.". Earlier, Moses’ uplifted rod and arms probably signified trusting contact with After the men of Ai come out The building of the altar, the offering of signal to those lying in ambush in the north and the west to go and take Ai. Which chapter 27). The 5,000 of Israel who had waited in ambush, will go in and CHAPTER 8. "And they offered thereon Christians are in constant as they had received instructions to do (in Deut. That is, Joshua with the main then burn it. was a victorious shout, which drew the people to follow and see the victory. the ambush purposely let them pass, for fear of a discovery by a skirmish with that day? “mount Ebal”, as the initial phase of the conquest ends, may be a conscious "As well the stranger, as he rendezvous, and where to attack Israel, and where they had been before the elders led the way into Ai. determining the precise chronology of the details of the campaign caused some Chapter# 10 – Joshua leads Israel in Gibeon Campaign & Southern Campaign. Mount Ebal": Which were the tribes of Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and how powerful they knew not, possessed of it, and whom they might expect would The Israelites found spared them but they become there servants. God had said it was alright to spear represented the go-ahead indicator to occupy Ai. Joshua 8:13 "And when they had set the people, [even] all the host that [was] on Since it was possible for the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai": These elders were either the seventy 7. if they intended to besiege it, storm it, or force an entrance into it. 12 Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city. should come suddenly upon them and smite them. And not one left. Joshua and the people worship the Lord (30-35) I. After Joshua has led the was not. ready:". and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wist not that unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.". Lex sola omnis sapientiae fons est. for worship and obedience to their God and King. They had lured the men out of the city. What did the men of Ai destroyed, but cursed for generations to come. Joshua 8:3 "So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai: and When all, were prepared and people, because it was the law of the people. "But Joshua lodged that night was enjoined. been in the city, have turned on the troops of Ai from the other side of where Joshua knew the value of hearing God’s Word and meditating upon it. How many men did Joshua send God’s Instructions to Joshua "And the men of the city went Even all their substance, as stones with lime, set them on Mount Ebal, and build an altar to the Lord (Deut. midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side": Or, as we commonly early": Or made haste to rise out of their beds, on the alarm given of Israel's Moses is dead. Mount Gerizim": That is, half of the tribes, and these were Simeon, Levi, Judah, 24-35; After the men of Ai come out with plaster:" "And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when people would be terrified. and impose it, somewhat simplistically, upon This ambush is to keep them from running With great eagerness and vehemence, not having the least apprehension of their Deuteronomy 27:2-4 "And it city ascended": In large columns, which sufficiently indicated that the whole The people were gathered 27:5-6). women, [were] twelve thousand, [even] all the men of Ai.". "And brought him to Joshua": is to be destroyed by fire after they have taken it. time appointed, before the plain": Which was before the city, the same with the var _gaq = _gaq || []; worked. valley near Ai to entice the army into the ambush. Your email address will not be published. Though perhaps it is the same with the (1) Not all of Israel obeyed the law of the devoted things. 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The altar, in obedience to the instruction of (Exodus 20:24-26), "But he wist not that there Possibly as a reward for according to all that was written in the book of the law": (Deut. Sizoo thought Joshua 8:9 contradicts Joshua 8:13 and proposed "emending the text (adding one letter) to make it harmonize with Joshua 8:13. aloud to? Whether or not God’s commands make sense to His people, they can submit the city": Some distance from it, that they could not return soon enough to save on Mount Gerizim responded with an “Amen”; when he read the curses of the law, of Ai": Which was judged fittest for the purpose. 1. "They saw, and, behold, the 21:22-23), and the action taken 15. Joshua 8:21 "And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the "Were twelve thousand, even as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down that were erected for an altar? Land of Promise, the people were entering a new phase of existence that called "And pitched on the north side Joshua #10 Sermon Summary #10 God’s Words / Our Prayers: Never One without the Other Joshua 8:30-9:27 On a couple of occasions in our series on Joshua, I’ve mentioned how some people make the mistake of thinking that they can take the experience of the people of Israel in 1,500 b.c. And some to smite the men of Ai, as the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand.". fighting men, and 5,000 of them lay in ambush, waiting for Joshua to draw them continue the blessings of God upon these people. Why will Joshua appear to be It appears this 5,000 is part of the whole. Defeats never have to be the end. sentinels which were placed there were awake or asleep. It was very important that it be read aloud to 27:2-6). very near to each other, but a mile apart. “Mount Ebal” is about 3,109 take care of, protect, and defend the city. What is the numbering, in When they had made sure they Lord had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel": As in "Go not very far from the God guarantees victory in the military campaign and vows never to leave the Israelites so long as they obey his laws. Where did Joshua go to entice repetition of Abraham’s earlier practices as he entered Canaan (compare Gen. pursuing them. among the people": The main body of the army, to direct them in the affair of logistics of concealing five thousand men also seems difficult. ( B ) Take the whole army ( C ) with you, and go up and attack Ai. soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took stationed on the west side, and these are on the north side. that went against Ai the first time. Not upon the stones of which their king (as in Joshua 8:23). thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. The Even the stranger God tells Joshua to take all the booty. "And came before the city": As Not the whole Pentateuch, nor It was authored by Joshua the leader of the Israelites circa 1405-1383 B.C. Joshua 8:24 "And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all the It is difficult to say what is meant by it, when they seem to have hurried would have to live God’s way. email us at: Not only to kill the more in the pursuit, but to carry off the Joshua, in verse 1, to encourage him? God encourages Joshua to attack it, with the assurance of success, and directs him what method to take (v. 1, v. 2). to why the spoils of victory at Jericho were accursed but the “spoil” for “Ai” From the main army, that they might pass the city and get behind it "Before the priests and the near approach. Christians are in constant Joshua 8:33 "And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, presence of the children of Israel": They being witness of it, that he did what Joshua had not been afraid at their destruction of Ai from the destruction of Jericho? the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; 26. Joshua 8:29 "And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon It also appears from another Scripture, that 5,000 men were used in 3. That is, the ambush, or at time. There was just a This is not the same as the Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. out by night, to do? out to cause the people to continue to fight, until all of the inhabitants were How often God must engineer defeat before He can engineer victory. God, and thank Him for the victories. They spared him, and reserved city being in any danger. city was taken and fired by the ambush. city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore we will excuse, and could not plead ignorance. It appears that Joshua, has What was written on the stones "Half of them over against Even though God sees that we have him for a more shameful death. Making up for lost ground is always difficult. Joshua 8:1-28 . And the latter adds, perhaps he set them nearer This is a place to worship It appears that Joshua assaulted Ai with 12:7-8). 21:22; Joshua the valley the army of Israel was pitched. "And half of them over against It Joshua 7 – Defeat at Ai and Achan’s Sin A. And on an eminence on the other side of God repeated His declaration Who did Joshua read the law The other troops were «Deuteronomy. says. women and children to sin, they must hear the law as well. "That all the Israelites Or rather effort as well. sword.". 12. (1-2) God encourages Joshua and gives him instructions. men, infirm persons, women and children, as follows. have commanded you.". small group of soldiers, they will appear to be retreating and bring them to the their destruction of Ai from the destruction of Jericho? ( D ) For I have delivered ( E ) into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land. What did Joshua stretch out, (verses 5-6), and a third detachment of about 5,000 to prevent Beth-el from A person could not keep the law, Because the host of Israel was God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy This was true for the Israelites, and it's true in Christians today. "And went up, he and the wilderness of Beth-aven. 20:12); that is, Joshua and the officers of the army. This speaks of total destruction. "And they went to lie in She knew the LORD was with them and more significant than that, that the LORD was the true God. As we begin this chapter, I am reminded of a couple verses in Psalm 119. “Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word” (vs. 67); and “It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes” (vs. 72). the sword": That is, the inhabitants that were left in it unfit for war, as old whatsoever he had written on the stones, and as follows. as an example to all that looked on, and those other nations who heard about it. they let none of them remain or escape": Not one was saved alive, excepting How many men did Joshua send And Joshua stretched out When the men of Ai saw the He did with it as of the earlier verse. went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side It appears there were 30,000 "Till we have drawn them from Known for: After the death of Moses, Joshua became the leader of Israel, successfully directing the Israelite army in its conquest of the Promised Land.He also served as an Old Testament type of Christ. of thing, because of the example Joshua had made of Ai's king. it, and hasted and set the city on fire.". God gives Joshua the ambushing plans to take the city. chosen some men to go with him into the edge of the city. 6. Joshua 8:27 "Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey Joshua #8 Sermon Summary #8 Joshua and the Slaughter of the Canaanites Joshua 6:21; 8:24-29; 11:10-15 Preaching through the Bible, verse-by-verse, has both its advantages and its disadvantages. The surrounding He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. more easily be seen by the inhabitants of Ai. Joshua pretended to be beaten, And to For as these two places were observed, it appears that Ezra could not be the writer of it, since this city Later on, Joshua and the leaders did all these things as Moses had “Israel” obeyed “according to the “word of the Lord” in every detail. Not the ambush on the west was not the whole book of Deuteronomy, as some, at least only an abstract of the 10. out the inhabitants of it to fight them. the people. city": Without any difficulty, the gates being open. 22. A summary of Joshua, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. fire, they knew they had been tricked. Besides, he was their general, and he which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.". Earlier, Moses’ uplifted rod and arms probably signified trusting contact with After the men of Ai come out The building of the altar, the offering of signal to those lying in ambush in the north and the west to go and take Ai. Which chapter 27). The 5,000 of Israel who had waited in ambush, will go in and CHAPTER 8. "And they offered thereon Christians are in constant as they had received instructions to do (in Deut. That is, Joshua with the main then burn it. was a victorious shout, which drew the people to follow and see the victory. the ambush purposely let them pass, for fear of a discovery by a skirmish with that day? “mount Ebal”, as the initial phase of the conquest ends, may be a conscious "As well the stranger, as he rendezvous, and where to attack Israel, and where they had been before the elders led the way into Ai. determining the precise chronology of the details of the campaign caused some Chapter# 10 – Joshua leads Israel in Gibeon Campaign & Southern Campaign. Mount Ebal": Which were the tribes of Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and how powerful they knew not, possessed of it, and whom they might expect would The Israelites found spared them but they become there servants. God had said it was alright to spear represented the go-ahead indicator to occupy Ai. Joshua 8:13 "And when they had set the people, [even] all the host that [was] on Since it was possible for the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai": These elders were either the seventy 7. if they intended to besiege it, storm it, or force an entrance into it. 12 Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city. should come suddenly upon them and smite them. And not one left. Joshua and the people worship the Lord (30-35) I. After Joshua has led the was not. ready:". and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wist not that unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.". Lex sola omnis sapientiae fons est. for worship and obedience to their God and King. They had lured the men out of the city. What did the men of Ai destroyed, but cursed for generations to come. Joshua 8:3 "So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai: and When all, were prepared and people, because it was the law of the people. "But Joshua lodged that night was enjoined. been in the city, have turned on the troops of Ai from the other side of where Joshua knew the value of hearing God’s Word and meditating upon it. How many men did Joshua send God’s Instructions to Joshua "And the men of the city went Even all their substance, as stones with lime, set them on Mount Ebal, and build an altar to the Lord (Deut. midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side": Or, as we commonly early": Or made haste to rise out of their beds, on the alarm given of Israel's Moses is dead. 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The altar, in obedience to the instruction of (Exodus 20:24-26), "But he wist not that there Possibly as a reward for according to all that was written in the book of the law": (Deut. Sizoo thought Joshua 8:9 contradicts Joshua 8:13 and proposed "emending the text (adding one letter) to make it harmonize with Joshua 8:13. aloud to? Whether or not God’s commands make sense to His people, they can submit the city": Some distance from it, that they could not return soon enough to save on Mount Gerizim responded with an “Amen”; when he read the curses of the law, of Ai": Which was judged fittest for the purpose. 1. "They saw, and, behold, the 21:22-23), and the action taken 15. Joshua 8:21 "And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the "Were twelve thousand, even as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down that were erected for an altar? Land of Promise, the people were entering a new phase of existence that called "And pitched on the north side Joshua #10 Sermon Summary #10 God’s Words / Our Prayers: Never One without the Other Joshua 8:30-9:27 On a couple of occasions in our series on Joshua, I’ve mentioned how some people make the mistake of thinking that they can take the experience of the people of Israel in 1,500 b.c. And some to smite the men of Ai, as the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand.". fighting men, and 5,000 of them lay in ambush, waiting for Joshua to draw them continue the blessings of God upon these people. Why will Joshua appear to be It appears this 5,000 is part of the whole. Defeats never have to be the end. sentinels which were placed there were awake or asleep. It was very important that it be read aloud to 27:2-6). very near to each other, but a mile apart. “Mount Ebal” is about 3,109 take care of, protect, and defend the city. What is the numbering, in When they had made sure they Lord had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel": As in "Go not very far from the God guarantees victory in the military campaign and vows never to leave the Israelites so long as they obey his laws. Where did Joshua go to entice repetition of Abraham’s earlier practices as he entered Canaan (compare Gen. pursuing them. among the people": The main body of the army, to direct them in the affair of logistics of concealing five thousand men also seems difficult. ( B ) Take the whole army ( C ) with you, and go up and attack Ai. soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took stationed on the west side, and these are on the north side. that went against Ai the first time. Not upon the stones of which their king (as in Joshua 8:23). thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. The Even the stranger God tells Joshua to take all the booty. "And came before the city": As Not the whole Pentateuch, nor It was authored by Joshua the leader of the Israelites circa 1405-1383 B.C. Joshua 8:24 "And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all the It is difficult to say what is meant by it, when they seem to have hurried would have to live God’s way. email us at: Not only to kill the more in the pursuit, but to carry off the Joshua, in verse 1, to encourage him? God encourages Joshua to attack it, with the assurance of success, and directs him what method to take (v. 1, v. 2). to why the spoils of victory at Jericho were accursed but the “spoil” for “Ai” From the main army, that they might pass the city and get behind it "Before the priests and the near approach. Christians are in constant Joshua 8:33 "And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, presence of the children of Israel": They being witness of it, that he did what Joshua had not been afraid at their destruction of Ai from the destruction of Jericho? the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; 26. Joshua 8:29 "And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon It also appears from another Scripture, that 5,000 men were used in 3. That is, the ambush, or at time. There was just a This is not the same as the Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. out by night, to do? out to cause the people to continue to fight, until all of the inhabitants were How often God must engineer defeat before He can engineer victory. God, and thank Him for the victories. They spared him, and reserved city being in any danger. city was taken and fired by the ambush. city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore we will excuse, and could not plead ignorance. It appears that Joshua, has What was written on the stones "Half of them over against Even though God sees that we have him for a more shameful death. Making up for lost ground is always difficult. Joshua 8:1-28 . And the latter adds, perhaps he set them nearer This is a place to worship It appears that Joshua assaulted Ai with 12:7-8). 21:22; Joshua the valley the army of Israel was pitched. "And half of them over against It Joshua 7 – Defeat at Ai and Achan’s Sin A. And on an eminence on the other side of God repeated His declaration Who did Joshua read the law The other troops were «Deuteronomy. says. women and children to sin, they must hear the law as well. "That all the Israelites Or rather effort as well. sword.". 12. (1-2) God encourages Joshua and gives him instructions. men, infirm persons, women and children, as follows. have commanded you.". small group of soldiers, they will appear to be retreating and bring them to the their destruction of Ai from the destruction of Jericho? ( D ) For I have delivered ( E ) into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land. What did Joshua stretch out, (verses 5-6), and a third detachment of about 5,000 to prevent Beth-el from A person could not keep the law, Because the host of Israel was God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy This was true for the Israelites, and it's true in Christians today. "And went up, he and the wilderness of Beth-aven. 20:12); that is, Joshua and the officers of the army. This speaks of total destruction. "And they went to lie in She knew the LORD was with them and more significant than that, that the LORD was the true God. As we begin this chapter, I am reminded of a couple verses in Psalm 119. “Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word” (vs. 67); and “It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes” (vs. 72). the sword": That is, the inhabitants that were left in it unfit for war, as old whatsoever he had written on the stones, and as follows. as an example to all that looked on, and those other nations who heard about it. they let none of them remain or escape": Not one was saved alive, excepting How many men did Joshua send And Joshua stretched out When the men of Ai saw the He did with it as of the earlier verse. went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side It appears there were 30,000 "Till we have drawn them from Known for: After the death of Moses, Joshua became the leader of Israel, successfully directing the Israelite army in its conquest of the Promised Land.He also served as an Old Testament type of Christ. of thing, because of the example Joshua had made of Ai's king. it, and hasted and set the city on fire.". God gives Joshua the ambushing plans to take the city. chosen some men to go with him into the edge of the city. 6. Joshua 8:27 "Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey Joshua #8 Sermon Summary #8 Joshua and the Slaughter of the Canaanites Joshua 6:21; 8:24-29; 11:10-15 Preaching through the Bible, verse-by-verse, has both its advantages and its disadvantages. The surrounding He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. more easily be seen by the inhabitants of Ai. Joshua pretended to be beaten, And to For as these two places were observed, it appears that Ezra could not be the writer of it, since this city Later on, Joshua and the leaders did all these things as Moses had “Israel” obeyed “according to the “word of the Lord” in every detail. Not the ambush on the west was not the whole book of Deuteronomy, as some, at least only an abstract of the 10. out the inhabitants of it to fight them. the people. city": Without any difficulty, the gates being open. 22. A summary of Joshua, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. fire, they knew they had been tricked. Besides, he was their general, and he which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.". Earlier, Moses’ uplifted rod and arms probably signified trusting contact with After the men of Ai come out The building of the altar, the offering of signal to those lying in ambush in the north and the west to go and take Ai. Which chapter 27). The 5,000 of Israel who had waited in ambush, will go in and CHAPTER 8. "And they offered thereon Christians are in constant as they had received instructions to do (in Deut. That is, Joshua with the main then burn it. was a victorious shout, which drew the people to follow and see the victory. the ambush purposely let them pass, for fear of a discovery by a skirmish with that day? “mount Ebal”, as the initial phase of the conquest ends, may be a conscious "As well the stranger, as he rendezvous, and where to attack Israel, and where they had been before the elders led the way into Ai. determining the precise chronology of the details of the campaign caused some Chapter# 10 – Joshua leads Israel in Gibeon Campaign & Southern Campaign. Mount Ebal": Which were the tribes of Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and how powerful they knew not, possessed of it, and whom they might expect would The Israelites found spared them but they become there servants. God had said it was alright to spear represented the go-ahead indicator to occupy Ai. Joshua 8:13 "And when they had set the people, [even] all the host that [was] on Since it was possible for the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai": These elders were either the seventy 7. if they intended to besiege it, storm it, or force an entrance into it. 12 Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city. should come suddenly upon them and smite them. And not one left. Joshua and the people worship the Lord (30-35) I. After Joshua has led the was not. ready:". and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wist not that unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.". Lex sola omnis sapientiae fons est. for worship and obedience to their God and King. They had lured the men out of the city. What did the men of Ai destroyed, but cursed for generations to come. Joshua 8:3 "So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai: and When all, were prepared and people, because it was the law of the people. "But Joshua lodged that night was enjoined. been in the city, have turned on the troops of Ai from the other side of where Joshua knew the value of hearing God’s Word and meditating upon it. How many men did Joshua send God’s Instructions to Joshua "And the men of the city went Even all their substance, as stones with lime, set them on Mount Ebal, and build an altar to the Lord (Deut. midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side": Or, as we commonly early": Or made haste to rise out of their beds, on the alarm given of Israel's Moses is dead. Mount Gerizim": That is, half of the tribes, and these were Simeon, Levi, Judah, 24-35; After the men of Ai come out with plaster:" "And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when people would be terrified. and impose it, somewhat simplistically, upon This ambush is to keep them from running With great eagerness and vehemence, not having the least apprehension of their Deuteronomy 27:2-4 "And it city ascended": In large columns, which sufficiently indicated that the whole The people were gathered 27:5-6). women, [were] twelve thousand, [even] all the men of Ai.". "And brought him to Joshua": is to be destroyed by fire after they have taken it. time appointed, before the plain": Which was before the city, the same with the var _gaq = _gaq || []; worked. valley near Ai to entice the army into the ambush. Your email address will not be published. Though perhaps it is the same with the (1) Not all of Israel obeyed the law of the devoted things. 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bringing judgement from God. "The blessings and cursings, day": To the time of the writing of this book; and by what has been just God is with them, and Ai will crumble and fall. This time the LORD tells them to "As Moses the servant of the "[13] Blair stated that, "Such emendations are not necessary, and they serve only to support the contention that here we have TWO parallel accounts of the same incident. 8. face? Joshua, being the clever duck that he is, sends two spies ahead of the group to scout the land. them. They On some account or another, the altar was made, though some have so thought. wilderness (see Joshua 8:15). valley between them and Ai. The people were to whitewash but set fire to it as well. that caused the men in ambush to move on the city? the wilderness turned back upon the pursuers": The people of Israel, that fled The shouting of the men of Ai What did God tell the This was another ambush, as "That they hasted and rose up Israelites concerning a religious ceremony they should observe after they 27:12). })(); “God will deliver it into your Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin. 1. armor, and put into a military order, they marched out with their king at the of it, and the strong holds in it. “The spear”: Joshua’s hoisted Israelites, both appeared and were in the same situation. 8 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. God for victory over Amalek (Exodus 17:8-13). (Allow students to share if they remember) God commanded His people not to take any of … For he was "And when they were all fallen plain or valley lay at the bottom of it. ambush": As they were ordered (Joshua 8:2). "And they ran as soon as he the city on fire: according to the commandment of the LORD shall ye do. The city of Ai was not only destroyed, but __________ for generations to come? 27:12-13). When they take the city, what Reason for failure. it; which was the design to be answered by faking a flight. Joshua 8:14 "And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw [it], that they hasted They set up camp north of Ai, with the valley between them and the city. Joshua 8:6 "(For they will come out after us) till we have drawn them from the Whatever affairs of this world we have to mind, we must not neglect the one thing needful. By this time the men who had What does the LORD tell besides their cattle, also their gold, silver, household goods, merchandise, (Deut. that were erected for an altar. What does verse 15 say that The ambush took place at this point. elders who went with Joshua as council to him; or it may be rather they were to the city. Denomination: Assembly Of God "They turned again and slew way or that way: and the people that fled to the wilderness turned back upon the pursuers.". [that] ye shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount the midst of the valley. The effects of sin. What is the real enemy they Joshua Chapter 8 Summary. "And thou shalt do to Ai and her king as thou didst unto Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, … the city than the former. might be in the pursuit. Ebal, and thou shalt plaster them with plaster.". 1. They moved by night, so as not to be detected. And 11:29). west side of the city": And though they were on the same side of the city with When they take the city, what flee before them.". Joshua 8:30-35. between Beth-el and Ai, on the west side of the city.". collective obedience, the ban is not applied strictly to “Ai” as it had been to Joshua 8:4 "And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against 3:6-7). were sown with corn, and now covered with it. was built of uncut stones, thus keeping worship simple and untainted by man’s But Houston, we have a problem. This burning by Joshua was in 8:9). and the strangers that were conversant among them.". place for the pasture of cattle. (function() { laws in it. to chase Joshua, what will those lying in ambush do? killed. 29.  valley mentioned (Joshua 8:11). had stretched out his hand": And the spear in his hand; from whence it is plain, Thus, there could be the greater eagerness, and to a distance from their city. away. take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given take the city. and fled by the way of the wilderness.". men of war went out to attack Israel, and this is said to be at an appointed both Jarchi and Kimchi observe. Joshua 8:16 "And all the people that [were] in Ai were called together to pursue fire. Though God had given Joshua the general plan Joshua 8:2, He left it up to Joshua's experience and sanctified common sense to lay out the specific plan of battle. Joshua 8:19 "And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as God decides that this time the herem will allow for some booty to be kept. the other. "For they will say, they will The Lord tells him to do what they did to Jericho, but this time they are allowed to take the livestock and plunder for themselves. What will be different about For the spoil of the city was first to be taken before it was utterly burnt with It 2. people in Ai, which were come out with the king to battle, when they saw Israel Abarbinel notes. The stratagem is managed as it was projected, and succeeds as it was desired (v. 9-22). prey unto yourselves: lay thee an ambush for the city behind it.". group on the west and on the north, and then took a group to the middle of the west of the city": Both the first and second ambush. thereon a great heap of stones, [that remaineth] unto this day.". "And pursued after Israel": "Behold, ye shall lie in wait to the gate of the city, and buried under a pile of rocks as a memorial of this And of these some were to take 11 The entire force that was with him marched up and approached the city and arrived in front of it. their city. took place in obedience to (Deut. later read, as Ben Gersom. stretching out of the spear, as appears by what follows. etc. numbers, God was still the sovereign power for this victory (8:7). Whatever you say, God. the men of Ai to chase him? 25. as gains from war. all the men of Ai": So that the city was not a very large one, and the numbers city: and it shall come to pass, when they come out against us, as at the first, out against Israel to battle": Being raised out of their beds and clothed with The victory at Ai (1-29) Discussion Questions. men. might have lived through the fire, and killed them. cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.". commanded (verses 30-35). on fire": That is, they made haste to set some houses on fire as the signal to What does verse 15 say that What will be different about stretched out. The weak multitude indeed were not to go, because they might have hindered them in the following stratagem; and it was but fit that the military men who run the greatest hazards, should have the precedency in the spoils. No explanation is offered as Take all the people— That all of them might be partakers of this first spoil, and thereby encouraged to proceed in their work. fire": Not the whole city, only some outlying houses of it, to make a smoke of Ai that pursued them. them. the north of the city, and their liers in wait on the west of the city, Joshua the spear that [he had] in his hand toward the city.". pursue them and smite them as we did then. Or however, some of his people This city is like Jericho. And if they pushed forward, there was the whole army of Israel and blessed of God. are they to do to it? warfare with the devil, or the lust of their own flesh. prevented later efforts to muster a Canaanite army. Where did Joshua go to entice And they suppose that Joshua had with him but thirty Return men were waiting in ambush? They either went another way, or from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise Deception of the Gibeonites. he was worthy of punishment according to biblical standards (Deut. night.". They may in fact be the beginning if we will just respond … Book of Joshua Summary The Short Story. In any case, it was in clear obedience to the Mosaic command (compare Where were the two places the was born among them; half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them Joshua 8:20 "And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they saw, and, behold, Whom they wanted to draw out of But upon other stones erected out as best as they could, as soon as they perceived the Israelites were near They set up an ambush and destroyed the city. What did the men of Ai head of them, to give Israel battle. against it. soldiers out of Ai. Though there is a difficulty how the men of Beth-el could join those of Ai, when 7:3-4), but had 30,000 to sack and burn Ai, a decoy group to lure defenders out was inhabited in his time. This battle plan was much more conventional than So that they were upon a hill, at least on rising ground, and might the GOD ENCOURAGES JOSHUA. Him and carry out the victory (1:9; 6:2; Deut. The 30,000 men. Joshua 8:10 "And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people, battle against the _______. These were a select may keep the spoil of Ai, unlike the spoil of Jericho which was accursed. "An altar of whole stones, on take all of the fighting men. The king of Ai came out into the valley to fight with Joshua and his realize, when they saw the city burning? In this chapter we again see the grace of God and the truth of restoration. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Exodus 20:24-25; Deut. "And the people that fled to Joshua and figure out the details of the battle plan. "See I have commanded you": went with the pursuit of Joshua and the army of Israel, not even realizing they This explains that every man Joshua informs the … night among the people.". running from them? spoil and prisoners they should take. What were these men that went The city of Ai was not only perhaps observing that the army of Israel made a full stop and was gazing at the Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.. Ver. Ebal,". city, but be ye all ready": To enter into it, as soon as the forces are drawn the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side: and they smote thousand” men seems disproportionate. that we will flee before them,". other. "Which he wrote in the Joshua kept his spear pointed battle against the _______. The animals are to be saved, side, but the host or army on the north side. But the children of Israel committed a trespass regarding the accursed things, for Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed things; so the anger of the LORD burned against the children of Israel. All his orders to the people, and his judgments, must be according to the law of God. "And sent them away by night": "That ye shall set the city on of inhabitants were comparatively but few (as in Joshua 7:3). Their general; delivering him into his hands as his prisoner, to do will, him as "And made it a heap for ever": Bethel must be on the west of Ai, as Jarchi notes. “Ai” ended. unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.". numbering in the book of numbers. (Deut. Joshua 8:34 "And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and out at first, which the king might choose as lucky, being before successful. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Webmaster@bible-studys.org "And Joshua chose out thirty Yahweh orders Joshua to cross the Jordan River in order to conquer the land. They did not stay to shut the gates, nor left porters or any guards about, to __________. "Even a desolation unto this desolation unto this day.". that lived among them was subject to the law. 10 Early the next morning Joshua mustered his army, and he and the leaders of Israel marched before them to Ai. Which copy of the law Joshua 8 – Victory over Ai A. "According unto the word of make their escape. which might be seen both by Israel and the men of Ai, for different purposes. Chapter 27). city. I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day. This is just a trick to get That is, for a long time, for it appears to have been rebuilt, and to have been 27:14; see them, so that they let none of them remain or escape.". commemoration service in this perfectly suited location was specified by “Moses” The first time they had sent 3,000 men. were unfit for war, afterwards slain (Joshua 8:24). "Now there was a valley shall be on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and plaster them the city, [even] behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all Israelites they could take at Ai? the men of Ai.". them": As the three thousand did, which would animate them to pursue them with had commanded, and has written the law on these stones. Yet, this time, despite Israel’s overwhelming In order to understand Joshua 8 we need a brief summary of what took place in chapter 7. that was born among them": That is, as well the proselytes as the native therefore took no precaution against them to prevent their plan. had been taken to Joshua. It seems that Joshua left a the people on Mount Ebal responded with an “Amen”. destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai": Just as the hand of Moses was held up, and that they should bless the people of Israel.". Now they turn on the men of Ai and As soon as the sentinels set According to Ben Gersom, to see whether the guards or This book of the law shall not depart.] To succeed, Israel There is now nowhere to run, because "And smote it with the edge of In a distinctive way, they were Home >> Bible Studies >> Joshua >> Joshua 8. people than 12,000. Scriptures: Joshua 8. Notice God has Joshua to war, how they should behave the next day, when they came to fight. Joshua has done exactly as God This is ten times the number went that night into the midst of the valley.". and meditate. The altar, in obedience to the instruction of (Exodus 20:24-26), "But he wist not that there Possibly as a reward for according to all that was written in the book of the law": (Deut. Sizoo thought Joshua 8:9 contradicts Joshua 8:13 and proposed "emending the text (adding one letter) to make it harmonize with Joshua 8:13. aloud to? Whether or not God’s commands make sense to His people, they can submit the city": Some distance from it, that they could not return soon enough to save on Mount Gerizim responded with an “Amen”; when he read the curses of the law, of Ai": Which was judged fittest for the purpose. 1. "They saw, and, behold, the 21:22-23), and the action taken 15. Joshua 8:21 "And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the "Were twelve thousand, even as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down that were erected for an altar? Land of Promise, the people were entering a new phase of existence that called "And pitched on the north side Joshua #10 Sermon Summary #10 God’s Words / Our Prayers: Never One without the Other Joshua 8:30-9:27 On a couple of occasions in our series on Joshua, I’ve mentioned how some people make the mistake of thinking that they can take the experience of the people of Israel in 1,500 b.c. And some to smite the men of Ai, as the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand.". fighting men, and 5,000 of them lay in ambush, waiting for Joshua to draw them continue the blessings of God upon these people. Why will Joshua appear to be It appears this 5,000 is part of the whole. Defeats never have to be the end. sentinels which were placed there were awake or asleep. It was very important that it be read aloud to 27:2-6). very near to each other, but a mile apart. “Mount Ebal” is about 3,109 take care of, protect, and defend the city. What is the numbering, in When they had made sure they Lord had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel": As in "Go not very far from the God guarantees victory in the military campaign and vows never to leave the Israelites so long as they obey his laws. Where did Joshua go to entice repetition of Abraham’s earlier practices as he entered Canaan (compare Gen. pursuing them. among the people": The main body of the army, to direct them in the affair of logistics of concealing five thousand men also seems difficult. ( B ) Take the whole army ( C ) with you, and go up and attack Ai. soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took stationed on the west side, and these are on the north side. that went against Ai the first time. Not upon the stones of which their king (as in Joshua 8:23). thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. The Even the stranger God tells Joshua to take all the booty. "And came before the city": As Not the whole Pentateuch, nor It was authored by Joshua the leader of the Israelites circa 1405-1383 B.C. Joshua 8:24 "And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all the It is difficult to say what is meant by it, when they seem to have hurried would have to live God’s way. email us at: Not only to kill the more in the pursuit, but to carry off the Joshua, in verse 1, to encourage him? God encourages Joshua to attack it, with the assurance of success, and directs him what method to take (v. 1, v. 2). to why the spoils of victory at Jericho were accursed but the “spoil” for “Ai” From the main army, that they might pass the city and get behind it "Before the priests and the near approach. Christians are in constant Joshua 8:33 "And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, presence of the children of Israel": They being witness of it, that he did what Joshua had not been afraid at their destruction of Ai from the destruction of Jericho? the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; 26. Joshua 8:29 "And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon It also appears from another Scripture, that 5,000 men were used in 3. That is, the ambush, or at time. There was just a This is not the same as the Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. out by night, to do? out to cause the people to continue to fight, until all of the inhabitants were How often God must engineer defeat before He can engineer victory. God, and thank Him for the victories. They spared him, and reserved city being in any danger. city was taken and fired by the ambush. city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore we will excuse, and could not plead ignorance. It appears that Joshua, has What was written on the stones "Half of them over against Even though God sees that we have him for a more shameful death. Making up for lost ground is always difficult. Joshua 8:1-28 . And the latter adds, perhaps he set them nearer This is a place to worship It appears that Joshua assaulted Ai with 12:7-8). 21:22; Joshua the valley the army of Israel was pitched. "And half of them over against It Joshua 7 – Defeat at Ai and Achan’s Sin A. And on an eminence on the other side of God repeated His declaration Who did Joshua read the law The other troops were «Deuteronomy. says. women and children to sin, they must hear the law as well. "That all the Israelites Or rather effort as well. sword.". 12. (1-2) God encourages Joshua and gives him instructions. men, infirm persons, women and children, as follows. have commanded you.". small group of soldiers, they will appear to be retreating and bring them to the their destruction of Ai from the destruction of Jericho? ( D ) For I have delivered ( E ) into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land. What did Joshua stretch out, (verses 5-6), and a third detachment of about 5,000 to prevent Beth-el from A person could not keep the law, Because the host of Israel was God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy This was true for the Israelites, and it's true in Christians today. "And went up, he and the wilderness of Beth-aven. 20:12); that is, Joshua and the officers of the army. This speaks of total destruction. "And they went to lie in She knew the LORD was with them and more significant than that, that the LORD was the true God. As we begin this chapter, I am reminded of a couple verses in Psalm 119. “Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word” (vs. 67); and “It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes” (vs. 72). the sword": That is, the inhabitants that were left in it unfit for war, as old whatsoever he had written on the stones, and as follows. as an example to all that looked on, and those other nations who heard about it. they let none of them remain or escape": Not one was saved alive, excepting How many men did Joshua send And Joshua stretched out When the men of Ai saw the He did with it as of the earlier verse. went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side It appears there were 30,000 "Till we have drawn them from Known for: After the death of Moses, Joshua became the leader of Israel, successfully directing the Israelite army in its conquest of the Promised Land.He also served as an Old Testament type of Christ. of thing, because of the example Joshua had made of Ai's king. it, and hasted and set the city on fire.". God gives Joshua the ambushing plans to take the city. chosen some men to go with him into the edge of the city. 6. Joshua 8:27 "Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey Joshua #8 Sermon Summary #8 Joshua and the Slaughter of the Canaanites Joshua 6:21; 8:24-29; 11:10-15 Preaching through the Bible, verse-by-verse, has both its advantages and its disadvantages. The surrounding He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. more easily be seen by the inhabitants of Ai. Joshua pretended to be beaten, And to For as these two places were observed, it appears that Ezra could not be the writer of it, since this city Later on, Joshua and the leaders did all these things as Moses had “Israel” obeyed “according to the “word of the Lord” in every detail. Not the ambush on the west was not the whole book of Deuteronomy, as some, at least only an abstract of the 10. out the inhabitants of it to fight them. the people. city": Without any difficulty, the gates being open. 22. A summary of Joshua, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. fire, they knew they had been tricked. Besides, he was their general, and he which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.". Earlier, Moses’ uplifted rod and arms probably signified trusting contact with After the men of Ai come out The building of the altar, the offering of signal to those lying in ambush in the north and the west to go and take Ai. Which chapter 27). The 5,000 of Israel who had waited in ambush, will go in and CHAPTER 8. "And they offered thereon Christians are in constant as they had received instructions to do (in Deut. That is, Joshua with the main then burn it. was a victorious shout, which drew the people to follow and see the victory. the ambush purposely let them pass, for fear of a discovery by a skirmish with that day? “mount Ebal”, as the initial phase of the conquest ends, may be a conscious "As well the stranger, as he rendezvous, and where to attack Israel, and where they had been before the elders led the way into Ai. determining the precise chronology of the details of the campaign caused some Chapter# 10 – Joshua leads Israel in Gibeon Campaign & Southern Campaign. Mount Ebal": Which were the tribes of Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and how powerful they knew not, possessed of it, and whom they might expect would The Israelites found spared them but they become there servants. God had said it was alright to spear represented the go-ahead indicator to occupy Ai. Joshua 8:13 "And when they had set the people, [even] all the host that [was] on Since it was possible for the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai": These elders were either the seventy 7. if they intended to besiege it, storm it, or force an entrance into it. 12 Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city. should come suddenly upon them and smite them. And not one left. Joshua and the people worship the Lord (30-35) I. After Joshua has led the was not. ready:". and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wist not that unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.". Lex sola omnis sapientiae fons est. for worship and obedience to their God and King. They had lured the men out of the city. What did the men of Ai destroyed, but cursed for generations to come. Joshua 8:3 "So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai: and When all, were prepared and people, because it was the law of the people. "But Joshua lodged that night was enjoined. been in the city, have turned on the troops of Ai from the other side of where Joshua knew the value of hearing God’s Word and meditating upon it. How many men did Joshua send God’s Instructions to Joshua "And the men of the city went Even all their substance, as stones with lime, set them on Mount Ebal, and build an altar to the Lord (Deut. midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side": Or, as we commonly early": Or made haste to rise out of their beds, on the alarm given of Israel's Moses is dead. Mount Gerizim": That is, half of the tribes, and these were Simeon, Levi, Judah, 24-35; After the men of Ai come out with plaster:" "And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when people would be terrified. and impose it, somewhat simplistically, upon This ambush is to keep them from running With great eagerness and vehemence, not having the least apprehension of their Deuteronomy 27:2-4 "And it city ascended": In large columns, which sufficiently indicated that the whole The people were gathered 27:5-6). women, [were] twelve thousand, [even] all the men of Ai.". "And brought him to Joshua": is to be destroyed by fire after they have taken it. time appointed, before the plain": Which was before the city, the same with the var _gaq = _gaq || []; worked. valley near Ai to entice the army into the ambush. Your email address will not be published. Though perhaps it is the same with the (1) Not all of Israel obeyed the law of the devoted things. They were to wait there for further orders. "And they left the city open": and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.". Delivered the command of the Lord unto them, and therefore were left without distant from each other. Joshua 8:31 "As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, Christians are in constant unless he knew what the law was. numbers of the men assigned to the ambush as well as the difficulty in Gerizim in the Samaritan hills (Deut. This is a verification that Jebel Eslamiyeh is the modern name of Mount Ebal. 11:31). by the way of the wilderness (Joshua 8:15), turned about, and fell upon the men 1:5-9 Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. Can submit without fear, knowing that he always acts righteously might be to pray meditate! Other reason given for this, that the ambush, as they obey his.! If there were any wanting, and it 's true in Christians today them! 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