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Joshua 9:27--10:1

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9:27 and that day made them woodcutters and water carriers for the community and for the altar of the Lord at the divinely chosen site. (They continue in that capacity to this very day.) 1 

Israel Defeats an Amorite Coalition

10:1 Adoni-Zedek, king of Jerusalem, 2  heard how Joshua captured Ai and annihilated it and its king as he did Jericho 3  and its king. 4  He also heard how 5  the people of Gibeon made peace with Israel and lived among them.

1 tn Heb “and Joshua made them in that day woodcutters and water carriers for the community, and for the altar of the Lord to this day at the place which he chooses.”

2 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

3 map For location see Map5 B2; Map6 E1; Map7 E1; Map8 E3; Map10 A2; Map11 A1.

4 tn Heb “as he had done to Jericho and to its king, so he did to Ai and to its king.”

5 tn Heb “and how.”



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