The Taking of Jericho and Ai

“God will once again demonstrate his power by giving over the city of Jericho to the Israelites in a miraculous fashion.  But the joy of victory will turn into surprise defeat at the city of Ai, because one of the Israelites has taken forbidden plunder from Jericho.  However, once the sin in the camp has been eradicated, God will again lead his people to win the battle for Ai.  Following that victory, the Israelites will honor their divine Commander by reading his laws and erecting the altar which God had commanded through Moses.”

Read Joshua chapters 6, 7, 8

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.