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Religion and Theology
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Joshua the Fighting Man Joshua assumed the famous character of a fighting man in the Bible because of his part in leading Israelites into the promise land which is popularly known as the Jericho March. Joshua led the Israelites in crossing the River Jordan to conquer Canaan through Jericho March.
In the seventh march around the walled city, a long blast or siren was signalled whereupon the Israelites were to shout. After this, the walls of Canaan crumbled whereupon the Israelites entered the city to seize it (All about prayer, 2012). Joshua was a name given by Moses. He was born as Hoshea, the son of Nun of the tribe of Ephraim. He is a grandchild to Elishama who was thought of carrying the embalmed body of Joseph during their 40 years of stay in the wilderness. Joshua grew up as a slave in Egypt and was freed by the miraculous power of God under the leadership of Moses. Since then, Joshua became a sincere follower of Moses who is just like Moses, is genuinely devoted to God. Moses gaved the name Joshua to the former Hoshea in the wilderness of Paran when Moses was instructed by God to chose men who would act as spies whereby Joshua was chosen to represent his tribe Ephraim. This was a task prior to the famous Jericho March whereby intelligence were first gathered before undertaking the actual march. Their task was to infiltrate Canaan and to gather intelligence information about the city. Joshua faithfully carried out this task along with Caleb and eight other spies from the different tribes and proved to be a faithful servant of God. ...
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