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Re: Genesis and the OT
« Reply #264 on: August 23, 2016, 03:39:39 PM »
Hi John
When did Jericho have a chance to ask for mercy on what scripture do you base your statement.

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Rahab did (Joshua 2)
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Re: Genesis and the OT
« Reply #265 on: August 23, 2016, 05:28:26 PM »
Rahab did (Joshua 2)

Thanks Deborah I was thinking of the whole city of Jericho I don't recall it had any opportunity to make an agreement with Joshua the Lords command was to drive out all the inhabitants of the lands Israel was to  posses.

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Re: Genesis and the OT
« Reply #266 on: August 23, 2016, 05:54:19 PM »
Thanks Deborah I was thinking of the whole city of Jericho I don't recall it had any opportunity to make an agreement with Joshua the Lords command was to drive out all the inhabitants of the lands Israel was to  posses.

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The inhabitants of Gibeah made their own opportunity to ask for mercy - and got it (Joshua 9)
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Re: Genesis and the OT
« Reply #267 on: August 24, 2016, 02:17:09 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for your post I'm a little confused was not Gibeah a town given to the tribe of Judah in

Jos 15:57  Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages:

Or did you mean Gibeon

 Jos 9:3  And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai,
Jos 9:4  They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;
Jos 9:5  And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.
Jos 9:6  And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now therefore make ye a league with us.

If so they made a covenant with Joshua by deception so maybe the lesson here is don't make agreements with unbelievers without checking with the lord first or his word.

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Re: Genesis and the OT
« Reply #268 on: August 24, 2016, 02:29:17 PM »
Dave,
           What did Rahab tell the spies?
The people of Jericho knew what was coming, they could have sent messengers to the Israelite. They tried to catch the spies. So why didn't they seek mercy from the Israelites.
Realisticly, they would have been tol;d that the city was going to be destroyed together with all who lived in it, but if they had left the city they could have saved their lives.

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« Reply #269 on: August 24, 2016, 04:45:58 PM »
Sorry Dave - I did mean Gibeon!
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Re: Genesis and the OT
« Reply #270 on: August 29, 2016, 04:04:50 PM »
Dave,
           What did Rahab tell the spies?
The people of Jericho knew what was coming, they could have sent messengers to the Israelite. They tried to catch the spies. So why didn't they seek mercy from the Israelites.
Realisticly, they would have been tol;d that the city was going to be destroyed together with all who lived in it, but if they had left the city they could have saved their lives.

Hi John
Thanks for your post I don't think it was part of Gods plan to make a pact with Jericho it had to be pulled down I'm sure God had a hand in helping Rahab to save the spies .
I think the same thing applies now our Jericho is the world we are not to compromise but follow God instructions to pull it down but not with force of arms but with the sword of truth.

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Dave

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Re: Genesis and the OT
« Reply #271 on: September 01, 2016, 09:42:53 PM »
Dave,
It wasn't,t part of God,s plan that those in Jericho should make peace with Israel, but had they wanted to they could, just as the gibbionites did.
It wasn't,t part of God,s plan for peace to be made with them.
As you know God is a God of love and mercy and will forgive ALL who repent.
The problem was Jericho's inhabitants despite their knowledge thought they could beat God, just as people today think they can do without and can beat, outwit God.