Bible study 193 – Joshua 7Posted: April 15, 2017
A few thousand Israelites attack Ai west of Jericho, but they are repulsed with “about 36” dead. The lack of divine assistance is because of a recent sin: in the battle of Jericho, the warrior Achan took some gold and silver for himself without giving it to the central treasury. Achan is picked out from his tribe by God, and taken to a valley. Here, the Israelites both stone and burn him and his entire family and livestock.
Joshua said, “Why did you bring trouble on us? The Lord is bringing trouble on you today.” And all Israel stoned him to death; they burned them with fire, cast stones on them.