Overview and Objectives

Lesson Overview

As you conclude this course, you will explore what we know about Ai and the battles fought thereafter. Dr. Hess brings the story of the conquest of Canaan full circle and summarizes the true nature of the conquest and its place in the historical context of the Old Testament.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Summarize the overarching Old Testament context for the conquest of Canaan.
  • Describe the city of Ai at the time it was defeated by Israel.
  • Describe the nature of the major wars fought by the Israelites after the defeat of Jericho and Ai.
  • Explain what we can deduce about noncombatants in these wars.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Has your view of the God of the Old Testament changed at all through taking this course? Reflect on any new insights you’ve learned.

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