Israel Defeats a Northern Coalition
11:1 When King Jabin of Hazor1 heard the news, he organized a coalition, including2 King Jobab of Madon, the king of Shimron, the king of Acshaph, 11:2 and the northern kings who ruled in3 the hill country, the Arabah south of Kinnereth,4 the lowlands, and the heights of Dor to the west. 11:3 Canaanites came5 from the east and west; Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, and Jebusites from the hill country; and Hivites from below Hermon in the area6 of Mizpah. 11:4 These kings came out with their armies; they were as numerous as the sand on the seashore and had a large number of horses and chariots.7 11:5 All these kings gathered and joined forces8 at the Waters of Merom to fight Israel.
11:10 At that time Joshua turned, captured Hazor,14 and struck down its king with the sword, for Hazor was at that time15 the leader of all these kingdoms. 11:11 They annihilated everyone who lived there with the sword16 – no one who breathed remained – and burned17 Hazor.
11:12 Joshua captured all these royal cities and all their kings and annihilated them with the sword,18 as Moses the
A Summary of Israel’s Victories
11:16 Joshua conquered the whole land,23 including the hill country, all the Negev, all the land of Goshen, the lowlands,24 the Arabah, the hill country of Israel and its lowlands,
11:17 from Mount Halak on up to Seir, as far as Baal Gad in the Lebanon Valley below Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings and executed them.25
11:18 Joshua campaigned against26 these kings for quite some time.27
11:19 No city made peace with the Israelites (except the Hivites living in Gibeon);28 they had to conquer all of them,29
11:20 for the
11:21 At that time Joshua attacked and eliminated the Anakites from the hill country31 – from Hebron, Debir, Anab, and all the hill country of Judah and Israel.32 Joshua annihilated them and their cities.
11:22 No Anakites were left in Israelite territory, though some remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod.
11:23 Joshua conquered33 the whole land, just as the