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The Story of the Bible

Joshua: 1600BC

Only two people of military age who had left Egypt remained - Joshua and Caleb. These two had surveyed the Promised Land when the Israelites first left Egypt and were the only ones that believed that God could help them defeat the current inhabitants of the land. Joshua had become Moses' apprentice and now was the leader of the Israelites. After crossing the mighty Jordan River on dry ground, they camped near Jericho - an ancient city with impregnable high walls. Under God's leading through Joshua, the Israelites marched around Jericho once each day for six days in silence and then on the seventh day, they marched around seven times, blowing trumpets and shouting. The walls fell outwards, leading the Israelites to a tremendous victory. This was the first of many cities to fall in the land promised to the Israelites. Joshua