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March 8 - Evening

“ 'March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.'

So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, 'Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.'

And he ordered the army,
'Advance! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord.'

So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.' ”
- Joshua 6:2-6

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The March of Faith and Patience    

The seven priests with trumpets of rams’ horns were to lead the Ark of the Covenant around the city with armed troops in front and behind. God’s presence was there and the walls would supernaturally fall, but the hand-to-hand combat would still be done by Israel’s troops. Before the combat began God asks Israel to perform a ritual ceremony outside the walls of Jericho that was to last seven days.  The ritual would replace a military strategy and included the blowing of trumpets, the marching of priests and the presence of the Ark of the Covenant.

Waiting seven days is a consistent theme in the biblical accounts:

  • Moses waited on Mount Sinai seven days before God spoke (Exodus 24;16)
  • Israel’s army camped opposite Syrian troops for seven days (1 Kings 20:29)
  • Israel marched seven days to attack Moab (2 Kings 3:9)
  • Job’s friends sat with Job seven days before they spoke (Job 2:11-13)
  • Ezekiel sat among the exiles in Tel Aviv in Babylon near the Kebar River for seven days before the word of God came to him (Ezekiel 3:15-16)

When God struck Sodom and Gomorra he did it suddenly in one night. Why take seven days of ritual marching before destroying Jericho? Some say it was to give Jericho a chance to repent. Possibly. But, it seems more likely God was using this time to strengthen and train his people Israel. The preparation of Israel for taking the promised land had been the Lord’s focus for the last forty years. It would seem that the seven days of marching was not for God or for Jericho, but was for Israel’s benefit. Jericho was 738 feet by 262 feet with a circumference of 1,970 feet (or, 246 yards x 87 yards with a 656 yard circumference) It is likely that with the number of men marching around this city that the leaders of the procession had completed their march around the city and where heading back to camp before the rear of the procession had reached the walls of the city. Every man had a chance to look at the walls in silence and consider the greatness of the enemy compared with the greatness of their Lord who marched in the midst of the ritual procession.

  Christian Quote from Church History

“It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.”
– Mathew Henry


Something to Ponder??

The phrase “sound doctrine” used by Paul in 2 Timothy 4:3 hugiainouses didaskalias is literally “being healthy teaching” and in Titus 1:9 didaskalia te hugiainouse is literally “teaching being healthy.” In Paul’s theology “healthy teaching” always preceded holy living and a person with “healthy doctrine” lived a godly life. (Philippians 1:9-11 and Colossians 1:9-10)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Monos (Gr) Only (Eng) – monos is a Greek word that means “alone,” and “solitary.” Monos is translated “only” in Matthew 4:10, First Corinthians 9:6 and Colossians 4:11.
is used to refer to the nature of God in John 5:44; Romans 16:27; 1 Timothy 6:15-16.


Beersheba was built up in David and Solomon’s day as a fortified city on their southern border to guard against Egyptian invasion. From that same time period the Egyptians have a list of cities inscribed in hieroglyphic text on the wall in the Temple of Amun at ancient Karnak, or modern Luxor, Egypt that calls Beersheba
“The Fort of Abraham” or “Fortified town of Abraham.”
The Egyptian text says,
pa'ha-q-ru-a 'i-bi-ra-ma
, which may be interpreted "fortress of Abraham."

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Do I realize that God is more interested in transforming my life into the image of Christ,
than he is in solving my problems? (But, He can do both at the same time.)
I will focus on living godly and trusting the Lord in the midst of my problems. (Psalm 23:5)
  "To the discerning all of them are right;
    they are upright to those who have found knowledge."
- Proverbs 8:9
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Joshua 6 Numbers 32
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Bermuda (updates at "Nation" or "World")
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC
This is a conch-shell shaped relief carved into basalt stone that formed the top of the case, or the shrine, that held the Torah for the synagogue reading. This conch shaped stone is from the synagogue in Korazin (Chorazin), but would be similar to where the scroll of Isaiah was taken from and handed to Jesus to read in the Nazareth synagogue in Luke 4:16-21.
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Details of Jesus' second year of ministry during his second tour of Galilee. (click on image for larger size)
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