Jesus in the Old Testament

62. A Truce with the Gibeonites

Was it wrong for the Gibeonites to want to join Israel? How was this different than Rahab joining Israel? What did God tell Israel about making alliances with other peoples? What does the Bible call the worship of other gods? Did God honor the decision Joshua made regarding the Gibeonites? Was Joshua morally obligated to defend Gibeon? In the next battle, what happened when the sun stood still? Some doubt that this really happened; for those who don’t believe the Bible, legends from many other cultures tell of a long day. Finally, where is Jesus in these passages? Who were the Hivites? Why were they allowed to live? What does this tell us about free will?

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