Jericho's Walls (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Holy Land Tours (Games/Stories), Joshua

Read Joshua 5:13-6:27

  • What kind of a city was Jericho?
  • Could they walk right in and take over the city?
  • Why not?
  • What instructions did God give Joshua and his people? (Joshua 6:3-5)
  • Why do you think they were told to just walk around the city?
  • What weapons were they going to use?
  • What was God teaching them?
  • What were they to do with the things they found in the city? (Josh. 6:18-19)
  • What happened on the seventh day? (Josh.6:20)
  • What lessons did God want the children of Israel to learn from conquering Jericho?
  • How realistic do you think those instructions were?
  • Would you have believed the wall would fall down just from walking around it and shouting?
  • Who was saved from destruction? (Josh. 6:17, 23-25)
  • Did the spies keep their word to Rahab?
  • Why is it important to keep your promises?
  • Archaeologists believe they have found Jericho and that the walls of the city fell outward in a circle. What does that tell us about the validity of this story?