In the immediate vicinity were the other accouterments of wine making: presses, troughs, etc. The dead during the Rom. Several tombs plus a columbarium were excavated. These produced some of the finest pottery specimens. By far the most spectacular feature was the great pool, thirty-seven ft. This pool is one of the best-known archeological attractions. Actually the pool was never used to hold water but was part of a rather complete waterworks that assured the citizens of water even during times of siege.
At the bottom was the cistern room filled with water from the main spring outside the city wall. This tunnel also was cut from the solid rock, although the crookedness of it indicates that the engineers followed the natural fissures of the rock. See Water. One of the royal cities of the Hivites Jos It was a greater city than Ai; and its inhabitants were reputed mighty men Jos It fell within the territory allotted to Benjamin Jos , and was one of the cities given to the Levites Jos By a stratagem the Gibeonites secured for themselves and their allies in Chephirah, Beeroth and Kirjath-jearim immunity from attack by the Israelites.
Terrified by the fate of Jericho and Ai, a company disguised as ambassadors from a far country, their garments and shoes worn, and their provisions moldy as from the length of their journey, went to Joshua at Gilgal, and persuaded him and the princes of Israel to make a covenant with them. Three days later the deception was discovered and the wrath of the congregation of Israel aroused.
In virtue of the covenant their lives were secured; but for their duplicity Joshua cursed them, and condemned them to be bondsmen, "hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God" Jos , "for the congregation and for the altar of the Lord" Jos the King James Version. This points to their employment in the sanctuary; and possibly may shed some light on the massacre of the Gibeonites by Saul 2Sa f. The rest of the Canaanites resented the defection of the Hivites which so greatly weakened the forces for defense, and, headed by Adoni-zedek of Jerusalem, they assembled to wreak vengeance on Gibeon.
The threatened city appealed to Joshua, who made a swift night march, fell suddenly upon the confederates, routed them, and "chased them by the way of the ascent of Beth-horon, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah" Jos He did this "in his zeal for Israel and Judah," who may have fretted at the inconvenience of having the Gibeonites among them. When David tried to arrange matters with them they stood upon their ancient rights, claiming life for life. They would take no rights blood money: they demanded blood from the family of the slayer of their people.
This demand David could not resist, and handed over to them seven sons of Saul 2Sa An attempt to settle the quarrel, by means of 12 champions on either side, failed, as each man slew his fellow, and the 24 perished side by side.
I refer you to the book of Job when Job demanded answers from God, and found fault with how God does things. American South. State again what was the ethical question before Joshua in this account. Also please note the six summary questions at the end of the article. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.
A "sore battle" ensued in which Abner was beaten; he was pursued by the fleet-footed Asahel, brother of Joab, whom he slew. See Helkath-hazzurim. Should it?
Can you name other things that have or do occur that you cannot explain? How does it affect you? Go through verses and state down at least three truths or principles expressed here that we are expected to believe in order to apply the teachings from this text in our lives.
For help see interpretations. Map quest! If you have extra time, look at the map in the article and carefully look at verse What does this say about what the Israelites did after chasing the enemies down through the Beth-horon pass up to Azekah?
What does verse 43 say? Some have suggested that due to their hurry to pursue the enemy troops 19 , that they did not go back to the base camp as 15 says until after the long extended day. They suggest that verse 15 is part of the quote from the Book of Jashar rather than something they did at that point. Read verse 14 aloud. How much do you pray? Do you ever pray special things that are impossible unless God does it? Write them down if you have. What happened?
Why do you think so? What are hard about faith prayers? Please explain. Think of one thing that you think God wants done right now that He has burdened your heart with. Cry out to God for this one thing. Keep track of it.
Also please note the six review and summary questions at the end of the message. In Joshua 10 we find out how Joshua reached beyond mediocrity. These Bible study questions on this page will help you think through the passage and apply some of its principles to your lives. Without properly handling defeat, there is no success. Success by the nature of our failures embodies a determined spirit to overcome defeat and failure.
But we cannot do this on our own. We need God's grace both in discovering our subtle sins as well as making appropriate changes. Joshua A. Joshua Followed the Lord in Obedience Now it came about when Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had captured Ai, and had utterly destroyed it just as he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king , and that the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were within their land, that he feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.
The Arab village of el-Jib is only eight miles from the busy, cosmopolitan city of Jerusalem. Yet in the half hour that it takes to drive by car from the city to this. This first book-length presentation of the results of our excavations at el-Jib has been written for the general reader who is concerned with the contribution that.
What does Joshua say Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard? How did Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem respond to that news ? Why so? Can you think of some news that caused your heart to fear in the past? Please share. Awesome God, how great You are. You are over all things and yet You know me by name.
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May 6th, Read Joshua —15  Now Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had taken Ai and totally destroyed it, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and that the people of Gibeon had made a treaty of peace with Israel and had become their allies. Meditate Remember, with God all things are possible.
They formed an allied. The Gibeonites sent an. SOS to Joshua 6. The NIV and other versions state the facts, like a news report, putting forth what is.