SynopsisIn this passage, Joshua and the Israelites continue their takeover of the Promised Land. They conquer quite a few cities in this passage:
- The passage specifically says that they took Lachish on the second day, although it’s not specified how many days it took for most of the other cities, so I don’t know if this is quicker or slower.
- In this instance, another king—Horam king of Gezer—comes to try and help the people of Lachish, but the Israelites defeat him, too.
- It only took the Israelites one day to take Eglon
And why were they so successful?
All these kings and their lands Joshua conquered in one campaign, because the LORD, the God of Israel, fought for Israel. (verse 42)