A Second Go At Ai (Joshua 8:1-29) 12/12/19

A SECOND GO AT AI

Joshua 8:1-29

I. Take Courage (vs. 1-2)

    a. In verse 1 why would the Lord tell Joshua to “not be afraid?” (Josh 7:5) ____________________________________

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    b. Why would the Lord instruct Joshua to take all the men of war with him? ___________________________________

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    c. What was going to be different about Ai compared to Jericho? ____________________________________________

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   d. What does the Lord tell Joshua he has “given into his hand?” ____________________________________________

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II. A New Battle Tactic (vs. 3-8)

    a. What role in the battle was the biggest part of the army to play? _________________________________________

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    b. What other tactical components make up the battle plan? _______________________________________________

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   c. How does the first defeat before Ai play into this battle plan? _____________________________________________

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   d. How does the pride Ai seal their destruction? _________________________________________________________

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    e. Whose battle plan are they following here? __________________________________________________________

III. The Fall of Ai (vs. 9-29)

    a. Why does Joshua move his army into position during the night? _________________________________________

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    b. What elements were positioned in the open and why? _________________________________________________

    c. Where would Joshua be during this engagement? _____________________________________________________

    d. Which element of the plan had the most dangerous role? _______________________________________________

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    e. When Joshua and his element fled from Ai what did Ai do in response and why? _____________________________

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    f. What reason was the city set on fire and how would this figure into the overall battle plan? ____________________

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    g. Why was the king of Ai killed as he was and why the “heap of stones? _____________________________________

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IV. Application: At Ai Israel was taught the consequences of sin and obedience. What should they have learned? ___________________________________________________________________________________________

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