Today the Israelites are battling the northern alliance formed by Jabin the king of Hazor. Jabin has a bunch of soldiers, horses and chariots, which may or may not pose a threat to the Israelites.
If you defeat an army which used a bunch of horses, what do you do with the animals after the battle? Does it make sense to hobble them? Should you conscript them into your own army? We’ll see what Joshua’s decision was here in chapter 11.
Chapter 11 also brings us into contact with the dreaded Anakim again, and not for good. We’ll get to deal with them again later. They were the giants the Israelite spies saw while scoping out the land. I bet the battle with them is epic. Find out if it was by listening, and thank you for doing so.
January 1, 2016