At 10:20 PM 03/05/02 -0400, Walter Hicks wrote:
>Jan de Koning wrote:
> > At 10:42 AM 03/05/02 -0400, Walter Hicks wrote:
> > >I read 40,000 men (Joshua 4.13) but I don't see that as the basic point.
> > >The smaller the area, the easier it is to walk around it. One does not
> > >have to walk right at the side of it. They can march as many abreast as
> > >they want to and as far away from the walls as is necessary. It does not
> > >make sense to me say that smallness would be limit.
> > The 40,000 men were in Joshua 4:23 were the men of the tribes left on the
> > east side of the Jordan, see verse 12. Numbers 2:32 mentions the total
> > number of men in Israel as 603,550. On the seventh day seven times means
> > in effect that 4,221,850 men had to walk around. Realistically, how
> do you
> > fix that in a limited space?
>I still don't read the Jericho attack as by more than 40,000 Armed men
>-- versus all of the men orf Israel ---- but (even if I assume that that
>you are correct)
>There is a world of difference between 600,000 men walking a distance 7
>times and 4.2 million men doing it once.
>I'll present my arguments & discussion to you on that OFFLINE.
600,000 men walking seven times around on the seventh day means that that
after they were around once they had to go again. Seven times around means
in effect 7times 600000 equals 4,200,000, but now I do have to do my
Saturday duties: cleaning the house as my wife has a shoulder operation
coming in August and has only one hand available.
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