“Do not be afraid of them,” the said to Joshua, “for I have given you victory over them. Not a single one of them will be able to stand up to you.”
Joshua traveled all night from Gilgal and took the Amorite armies by surprise.
The threw them into a panic, and the Israelites slaughtered great numbers of them at Gibeon. Then the Israelites chased the enemy along the road to Beth-horon, killing them all along the way to Azekah and Makkedah.
As the Amorites retreated down the road from Beth-horon, the destroyed them with a terrible hailstorm from heaven that continued until they reached Azekah. The hail killed more of the enemy than the Israelites killed with the sword.
On the day the gave the Israelites victory over the Amorites, Joshua prayed to the in front of all the people of Israel. He said, “Let the sun stand still over Gibeon, and the moon over the valley of Aijalon.”
So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies. Is this event not recorded in ? The sun stayed in the middle of the sky, and it did not set as on a normal day.
References for Joshua 10:13
There has never been a day like this one before or since, when the answered such a prayer. Surely the fought for Israel that day!
Then Joshua and the Israelite army returned to their camp at Gilgal.
During the battle the five kings escaped and hid in a cave at Makkedah.
When Joshua heard that they had been found,
he issued this command: “Cover the opening of the cave with large rocks, and place guards at the entrance to keep the kings inside.