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1273 BCE
Shortly after crossing the Jordan River and entering the Land of Canaan, the Jews set their sights on conquering the walled and heavily fortified city of Jericho. Following Joshua's instructions, on the 22nd of Nissan the Israelites encircled Jericho. The...
1273 BCE
On the seventh day of the encirclement of Jericho (see Jewish History for the 22nd of Nissan), the Jews, accompanied by the Holy Ark, circled the city seven times. After the blowing of the shofar, the walls miraculously crashed and sank, leaving the city ...
1273 BCE
Two days before the conclusion of the thirty-day mourning period following the passing of Moses on Adar 7 (see Jewish History for the 7th of Nissan), Joshua dispatched two scouts--Caleb and Pinchas--across the Jordan River to Jericho, to gather intelligen...
A commentary on the haftarah of Shelach
The haftarah for Shelach tells about the spies Joshua sent to Jericho, to do espionage in the land of Canaan. Joshua 2:1-24. Joshua sent two spies and, they came to the home of a woman who was a zonah named Rahab. Rashi explains that the word zonah here m...
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