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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

March 9 - Evening

“So Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanent heap
of ruins, a desolate place to this day. He impaled the body of the king of Ai on a pole and left it there until evening. At sunset, Joshua ordered them to take the body from the pole and throw it down at the entrance
of the city gate. And they raised a large pile of rocks over it, which remains to this day.“
- Joshua 8:28-29

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
A Dead Israelite and a Dead Canaanite King Under Piles of Rocks    

After conferring with the Lord and dealing with the sin of Achan the Israelites are back on track and return to conquering the Promised Land. Joshua uses an attack with a quick withdrawal to pull the Canaanite troops out of Ai. The fleeing Israeli troops lead the pursuing Canaanites into an ambush where they are cut down and the city of Ai is set on fire. Israel had learned another lesson concerning vanity of sin.

The phrase “heap of ruins” is the translation of the Hebrew word tel. This word tel is still used to refer to the mounds of the remains of ancient cities throughout the land of Israel. Thus, tel Dan refers to the remains of the ancient city of Dan, or “the ruins of Dan.” The same is true of archaeological sites such as tel Arad, tel Hazor, tel Beersheva, etc. The Bible records cities that had been rebuilt with names like Tel Abib in Ezekiel 3:15 and Tel Melah and Tel Harsha in Ezra 2:59.

Ai, or tel, “the ruins,” was never rebuilt up until the time of the recording of these events, and may have never been rebuilt. Archaeologists are still trying to accurately identify the location of this city of Ai. There are a couple of suggestions that include today’s et-Tell or under today’s village of Deir Dibwan which is southeast of et-Tell.

The king of Ai was killed and his body impaled on a tree for all to see while his city burned. To be hung on a tree after death was an expression of being cursed by God according to Deuteronomy 21:22-23, but this corpse could not be left on a tree overnight. So, the corpse of the king, or chief, of Ai was taken down, thrown in the rubble of the city gate and covered over with a pile of stones. The story of the battle of Ai ends with Achan, an Israelite who sinned, buried under a pile of rocks and a Canaanite king under a pile of rocks. The point is clear: God does not show favoritism! Israel is chosen, but they will be rejected just like the Canaanites if they live in sin and disobedience.

  Christian Quote from Church History

“If you say that the history of the Church is a long succession of scandals, you are telling the truth, though if that is all you say, you are distorting the truth.”
– Gerald Vann

Something to Ponder??

10 People Raised from Dead
(Including Jesus who was resurrected, not just a restored to the physical body that would eventually die again)
1. The widow’s son
(1 Kg.17:17-24)
2. Shunammite woman’s son (2 Kg.4:32-37)
3. Man thrown on Elisha’s bones (2 Kg.13:20-21)
4. Son of the widow at Nain (Lk.7:11-15)
5. Jairus’ daughter (Lk.8:41)
6. Lazarus (John 11:1-44)
7. Many people at Jesus’ death (Mt.27:52-53)
8. Jesus (Matthew 28:1-8)
9. Tabitha (Acts 9:36-43)
10. Eutychus (Acts 20:9-10)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Gonguzo (Gr) – Murmur (Eng) – gonguzo is a Greek word that means “to mutter,” “to murmur,”
and “to grumble.” It is used of the workers in the parable of Matthew 20:11.
The scribes and Pharisees gonguzo against Jesus in Luke 5:30.


At the time Abraham left Ur to go to Haran in Genesis 11:31 ancient texts outside the Bible from that time reveal that the agricultural conditions were deteriorating in southern Mesopotamia and the internal political climate of Mesopotamia had become chaotic due to the continuous fighting between the Mesopotamian cities. The citizens of Ur worshipped the moon god, as did the citizens of Haran, the city of Abraham and his father, Terah, moved to from Ur. Joshua 24:2 says the Terah worshipped these “other gods.”

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I accept sin in my life?
Do I daily examine my life and confess my sin?
I will identify sin in my life and confess my sin to God knowing that
"he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins" when we confess them to him. (First John 1:9)
  "Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you;
    rebuke the wise and they will love you."
- Proverbs 9:8
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 8 Numbers 34
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns

Ask God to show you habits and practices and values that need to change

Proclamation of the Truth would be clear

Freedom of Speech

Benin (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

A map details Josiah's reformation and the cleansing of
Judah in 2 Kings 23 and 2 Chronicles 34.
(click on image for larger size)

This is the synagogue in Capernaum. The photo is of the western wall of the structure. Notice that the white blocks of the synagogue are setting on the dark black basalt stones of a previous synagogue. The upper, white synagogue was built in the 400's AD on the ancient black basalt synagogue foundation from Jesus time (4 BC-30 AD) This would have been the synagogue in Capernaum where Jesus was given
the scroll to read in Mark 1:21-32:
"They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came,
Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach."

(click on image for larger size)

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