Bible: Deuteronomy 9:1-3

Theological Justification of the Conquest

9:1 Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan so you can dispossess the nations there, people greater and stronger than you who live in large cities with extremely high fortifications. 1  9:2 They include the Anakites, 2  a numerous 3  and tall people whom you know about and of whom it is said, “Who is able to resist the Anakites? 9:3 Understand today that the Lord your God who goes before you is a devouring fire; he will defeat and subdue them before you. You will dispossess and destroy them quickly just as he 4  has told you.

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