A Day Stopped for War, Land Divided among tribes of Israel
Joshua 7:1; 1 Chronicles 2:7; Joshua 7:2-9:27 (New Living Translation)
Ai Defeats the Israelites
Achan took articles from Jericho that God told them to totally destroy. When the Israelites went up to conquer Ai, Ai defeated them because the Israelites disobeyed God's orders.
God reveals to Joshua how to find out who sinned in the camp and to stone them and destroy their possessions.
The Israelites Defeat Ai
The Lord’s Covenant Renewed
The Gibeonites Deceive Israel
The Gibeonites don't want to be destroyed, so they disguised themselves as being from far away and asked for safety and protection from the Israelites. The leaders, Joshua included, made an agreement with them without consulting God. Then they found out they were close neighbors, and became water carriers and woodcutters.
Joshua 10-12:6 (New Living Translation)
Israel Defeats the Southern Armies
13 So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies.
Joshua Kills the Five Southern Kings
Israel Destroys the Southern Towns
Israel Defeats the Northern Armies
Kings Defeated East of the Jordan
So much for God being a God of love and not willing to take out those that don't serve Him. God is a God of love and mercy to those that serve Him, but He is also a God of judgment to those who don't.
Joshua 12:7-15:19 (New Living Translation)
Kings Defeated West of the Jordan
31 kings were defeated!
The Land Yet to Be Conquered
Joshua is getting old and God is telling him what lands are yet to be conquered.