Getting Around to Jericho

13 Jan
English: The Taking of Jericho, c. 1896-1902, ...

English: The Taking of Jericho, c. 1896-1902, by James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902) or follower, gouache on board, 7 1/4 x 5 15/16 in. (18.6 x 15.1 cm), at the Jewish Museum, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is it time yet? Is it time?

You know what time. I want to hear how those Israelites gave the city of Jericho what for? You’ve been promising to tell me about it.

I promise. I’ll be quiet and listen.

Those people in Jericho were scared of the Israelites, so they shut their city up tight. Nobody came in and no one went out. And the Lord told Joshua that He had delivered Jericho into their hands.

Are Joshua and the Israelites going to break down the walls and storm in and give them what for?

What do you mean, that’s not what they did?

Yes, I’m listening.

The Lord told Joshua to march around the city with all the armed men once a day for six days. The Lord said to have seven priests carry trumpets of rams horns in front of the ark. Then on the seventh day they were to march around the city seven times with the priests blowing the trumpets.

That’s a lot of marching.

I’ll listen, but couldn’t they have just gone in and given them what for? I’ll bet if I was there I could have led them in a big battle.

So the people got up early and marched around the city and went back to their camp. And they did the same thing the next day, and every day for six days.

Is that it? They’re just marching around the city? That sounds boring.

I am listening.

On the seventh day the Israelites got up at daybreak and did the same thing – except they marched around the city seven times. On the seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city!”

It’s about time.

The trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and the wall collapsed.

That was some shout.

They charged in and took the city.

But Joshua sent in the two men who had spied out the land to get Rahab and her family and they put them in a place outside their camp.

Wasn’t Rahab’s house in one of the walls of the city?

Is that why they had her tie a scarlet cord to her window? So they could grab onto it and keep her wall from falling over? If I was there I could have grabbed that cord in my teeth.


Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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16 responses to “Getting Around to Jericho

  1. marina kanavaki

    January 13, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Ah, Bongo, I think we have to go back and rewrite it …that is, you write your own version!

    • Bongo

      January 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Marina, my person says we’re supposed to have patience and depend on God for certain things – but I sure would like to storm into Jericho and give them what for.

  2. dogdaz

    January 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    No enough dogs in the bible, Bongo.

    • Bongo

      January 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Dogdaz, I’ve been working on that. Maybe you can help me.

      • dogdaz

        January 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

        Love the idea. Animals were there, we just have to find them.

      • Bongo

        January 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm

        Dogdaz, there’s only one mention of sheep dogs – in the Book of Job – but my person did some research and read that even though they’re not mentioned anywhere else in the Bible the shepherds would have needed dogs to help tend the sheep. Lots of shepherds in the Bible means lots of sheep dogs.

      • dogdaz

        January 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

        So true. I will have to research. Interesting topic.

  3. eripanwkevin

    January 14, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Wow! Another miracle has happened!!! They must have been very frustrated to not battle but just had to march around the city. Hmmmm….Patience….yes I have to be patient, too…*drooling looking at cheese* 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Kevin, I don’t know how you have patience when there’s cheese around. For me that would be a miracle.

  4. Chancy and Mumsy (Mag)

    January 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Another of our favorite stories sweet Bongo and as always we enjoyed the way you and your mom told it. Great job!!! Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  5. angelswhisper2011

    January 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Bongo, that would be quite a picture 😉

    • Bongo

      January 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Angels Whisper, I’d answer you but I’ve got this cord between my teeth and I’m trying to hold up a wall with it.


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