In Chapter 6, the people of Jericho have shut their city gates. Shutting the gates of a city in those times was tantamount to publically declaring that they were being overrun with enemies. Joshua roused his troops according to the Lord’s plan, to:
“‘March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days.Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in'” (vv. 2-5).
The Israelites then took over Jericho, destroying everything except for the articles of silver, gold, and bronze which went into the Lord’s treasury, and…
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