Jericho March

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What is the “Jericho March?” In the book of Jericho, it says the Israelites were led by Joshua into the land God promised them. They crossed the Jordan River to conquer the land called Canaan. Jericho was a city of false gods. Joshua led a silent march around the walled city once a day for six days straight.

Then on the seventh day the Israelites marched around the city seven times with seven priests, placed ahead of the Ark of the Covenant, carrying seven ram’s horns. On the seventh march around the city walls the priests blew their horns in unison. Then the people gave a great shout. When they did this, the fortress walls of Jericho fell flat to the ground allowing the Israelites to enter the city. With God’s help and the Israelites obedience, the walls of Jericho came tumbling down. Have faith that the Lord hears your every prayer because He will intercede for you.

Joshua 6: 15-16, 20 – Old Testament

15And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.

16And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.

20So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

Homeschoolers: draw/color an illustration and write these Bible verses in your own words.

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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