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But did it really happen as the Bible describes it?
He dug six vertical shafts and three trenches at Jericho.
Any military force attempting to penetrate the central hill country from the east would, by necessity, first have to capture Jericho.
And that is exactly what the Bible (Joshua ) says the Israelites did. Scarred with the trenches of past digs, the impressive mound stretches from top to bottom in this overhead view.
The story of the Israelite conquest of Jericho (Joshua 2-6) is one of the best known and best loved in the entire Bible.
The vivid description of faith and victory has been a source of inspiration for countless generations of Bible readers.