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“‘Then you crossed over the Jordan and came to Jericho. The leaders of Jericho fought against you, and also the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Girgashite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, and I gave them into your hand. Bible

“leaders of Jericho.” The Hebrew word translated “leaders” is Baal, which was used of lords, leaders, landowners, and occasionally of free citizens. The men of Jericho fought as well, but the people were represented by the leaders.

“Amorite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Girgashite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.” These are the seven nations mentioned in Deuteronomy 7:1 that Israel was commanded to destroy when they got into the Promised Land (see commentary on Deut. 7:1).


Commentary for: Joshua 24:11