This drawing illustrates Joshua at the
Battle of Beth-horon (or Bethoron), not to be confused with the
Battle of Beth Horon of 166 B.C.E. (part of the Jewish Maccabean
Revolt) or the Battle of Beth Horon of 66 C.E. (part of the
First Jewish-Roman War).
Following the conquest of Jericho, the Canaanite kings formed a
coalition to defeat the Israelites. Joshua defeated these
kings at the Battle of Bethoron. According to the Old
Testament, the day was miraculously prolonged in order that the
Israelites could complete their victory. The Canaanite
kings were taken prisoner and later hanged.
More Hebrew victories quickly followed, over the cities of
Makkedah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, and Debir. The
Bible states that all of the inhabitants of these cities were
exterminated. These successes made the Israelites masters
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