Thursday, January 15, 2009

Battle of Jericho

Today we reenacted the battle of Jericho. We have been studying the Israelites this week along with the book of Joshua and Judges. This was the project we picked for this week since it was the easiest. Check out the Lindsays to see their Israelite Weaponry.
Only the oldest four boys participated. (Cade, Ian, Tate, and Cai) Abram didn't want to so he just watched. Emma and Sarah were napping. This was our best attempt at the reenactment! You will notice that they wore their breastplates backwards because they said that they fit better that way. Also, I don't think the Israelites would have worn Heelys while they marched around the city. You'll notice that Ian skates around the city during one of the days.



Battle of Jericho
And the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor.
You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days.
Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.
And when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him."
So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, "Take up the ark of the covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD."
And he said to the people, "Go forward. March around the city and let the armed men pass on before the ark of the LORD."
And just as Joshua had commanded the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the LORD went forward, blowing the trumpets, with the ark of the covenant of the LORD following them.
The armed men were walking before the priests who were blowing the trumpets, and the rear guard was walking after the ark, while the trumpets blew continually.
But Joshua commanded the people, "You shall not shout or make your voice heard, neither shall any word go out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout."
So he caused the ark of the LORD to circle the city, going about it once. And they came into the camp and spent the night in the camp.
Then Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD walked on, and they blew the trumpets continually. And the armed men were walking before them, and the rear guard was walking after the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets blew continually.
And the second day they marched around the city once, and returned into the camp. So they did for six days.
On the seventh day they rose early, at the dawn of day, and marched around the city in the same manner seven times. It was only on that day that they marched around the city seven times.
And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, "Shout, for the LORD has given you the city.
Joshua 6:2-16
Remember the Lord fought for His people and He still fights for His children today!

3 comments:

Laura said...

I love that Cai falls down at the end. It's SOOO Cai... CAItastrophy! :)

Tracy said...

CUTE!

Jenn said...

Very cute video!!