Joshua 11:10, Joshua slays Jabin

At that time Joshua turned back and captured Hazor and put its king to the sword.

//Joshua accomplished some incredible victories, but this one may be the most miraculous of all time. Nine verses before this, we learn the name of the king Joshua killed: Jabin, king of Hazor. Everyone of the city was slaughtered, “utterly destroyed,” and the city was burned.

The book of Judges, chapter 4, tells us a little more about king Jabin and the city Hazor. “So the LORD sold them [Israel] into the hands of Jabin, a king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor.”

Backing up to chapter 3 of Judges, and we find two periods of rest. One is for forty years, another for fourscore years. 120 years that Israel had peace before Jabin’s time.

Now back up further to chapter 2, verse 8: “Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten.” Thus begins the period when “Israel did evil in the eyes of the Lord,” leading chronologically to the reason the “Lord sold them into the hands of Jabin.”

Joshua’s greatest miracle: He slew Jabin, king of Hazor, 120 years after his own death!

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