Events of The Bible

The Fall of Jericho

The Fall of Jericho

The Fall of Jericho

נפילת יריחו

Nefilat Yericho

n’-fee-LAT y’-ree-KHO

Where does The Fall of Jericho take place?

At the site of Biblical Jericho, 2 miles west of the Jordan River, 10 miles north of the Dead Sea, and 24 miles east of Jerusalem.

When does The Fall of Jericho take place?

During the Hebrew calendar year of 2488. Historians guess this corresponds to sometime between 1500 BCE and 1273 BCE.

What happened at The Fall of Jericho?

The Fall of Jericho happened when God commanded Joshua and the Israelites to march around the city walls of Jericho for seven days.
They marched around once a day for six days. On the seventh day, they marched around seven times, then blew shofarot (ram’s horns) and shouted, causing the walls to collapse.
The Israelites then entered the city, killing all people and animals except for Rahab, the prostitute, and her family.
Afterwards, Joshua cursed anyone who would rebuild the city of Jericho.


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