Today the Israelites recover from their devastating defeat and loss of 36 men at Ai. They purged the sinner Achan and now they were ready to march up and finally take the settlement. Did they get more than they bargained for? Did Ai have an ally? We’ll see the strategy Joshua employs and we’ll even bring Bethel into our story. We’ll also look at the possibility that archeology has misidentified the ancient site of Ai.
Today’s chapter, chapter 8, closes with a ceremony where certain blessings and curses are pronounced. There’s even an old fashioned bar-b-q. Thanks for listening.
October 3, 2015