The fear of Joshua and the people of Israel is growing in the land of Canaan. Israel has conquered Jericho, conquered Ai, and made a peace treaty with the people of Gibeon. This is causing fear in the land of Canaan, not only because of the victories, but also because the Gibeonites are a mighty army with fortified cities. Further, the people of Israel have come in through the middle of the land and are about to separate the land in two for conquest. In Joshua 9 we read that the kings of Canaan were beginning to assemble to battle against Israel. Now with Gibeon on Israel’s side, the king of Jerusalem calls for the other kings in the area to go and fight. In particular, these kings gather their armies and make war against Gibeon (10:3-5).
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