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How did God show the enemies of the Israelites that he was the one in control?

When the five kings of the Amorites banded together to conquer the Gibeonites, Joshua came to the aid of the Gibeonites. God threw the Amorites into a panic. Then God pummeled them with hailstones. “There were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.” (KJV, Joshua 10:11) Also on that day, God made the sun and moon stand still until the Amorites were subdued. One of the Amorite kings, King Adoni-zedek, ruled an impressive city that, once conquered, would prove vital to the development of the Israelite nation. The city was Jerusalem.


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