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Bible: Settling the Land - Part 1
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How did God provide for the spies in Jericho?
He provided them with a safe place to stay -- with a local woman named Rahab who believed in God and his power.
What did Rahab ask in payment for the safety she provided?
Rahab asked that her family be saved when the Israelites came to defeat Jericho.
How was the report of these spies different from that of the 10 spies who explored Canaan 38 years ago?
They brought back a good report and told the people that God would provide them with victory.
Why was the ark of the covenant sent in front of the people, staying in the dry river until all the people had crossed?
It reminded the people that God was leading them and that they were his covenant people.
Why did Joshua tell the people to consecrate themselves before crossing the Jordan?
They were preparing themselves for a great miracle from God. They would be God's holy people as they entered the Promised Land for the first time.
Why do you think God performed a miracle similar to the crossing of the Red Sea for this generation of people?
This was a reminder of what God had done before. It would help the people to see that God had been with all along, and that he was still with them.
Why were there 12 stones in the monument?
There was one stone for each tribe of Israel.
What was the purpose of the monument?
It was to serve as a reminder of what God had done for his people. It was to be a memorial for the people of Israel forever.
What feast was celebrated after the people made the monument at Gilgal?
Passover was celebrated.
What happened to the manna?
The manna stopped the day after the Passover because the people didn't need it anymore.
Why didn't the Israelites need to be afraid to fight?
God was on their side. He wanted them to have the land that he had promised them.
Why did God want the priests to speak before each battle?
God wanted the people to remember that the victories came from him alone. He wanted his people to look to him for guidance.
How long were the Israelites to march around Jericho?
They were to march around Jericho for a total of seven days.
What did the people carry with them as they marched?
The priests carried the ark of the covenant.
What was different on the seventh day?
On the seventh day, the people were to march around the city seven times instead of just once. Then the seven priests were to blow their trumpets, and all the people were to shout. After that the walls collapsed.
Why did the Israelites go into battle with so few soldiers?
They thought it would be an easy victory.
What happened instead at the battle of Ai?
The Israelites were defeated, and 36 soldiers were killed.
Why were they defeated?
Achan had stolen items while the Israelites were in Jericho.
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