Monday, February 04, 2008

Jabin - A Long Battle Joshua 11

Joshua 11:18 "Joshua made war a long time with all those kings."

In the previous chapter we saw the king of Jerusalem gather other kings together to fight against Gibeon. Israel came to defend them because of an oath they could not break.

Now King Jabin of Hazor sends word to all the kings he knows and they gather together to fight Israel.

v4 And they went out, they and ll their hosts with them, much people, even as the and that is upon the sea shore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many."

The Lord told Joshua not to fear v6 them so as usual Joshua came upon them suddenly and chased them and burned their cities. There were a few that were left. Those in Gaza in Gath, and Ashdod. v22.

The rule was if the people surrendered, their cities would remain, if not they were destroyed.

v23 "So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested from war.

Psalms 34:7 "The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them."

Bible Study, Old Testament, Joshua, Israel, milton southerland

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