- The five kings of the Amorites attacked Gibeon because of their treaty with Israel. Joshua defended them. I guess he had to since they had made a treaty.
- Verse 14 seems to imply that God had never listened to a human being before. It says, “There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!”. Surely, God had listened to humans before.
- The five kings were captured after their armies were defeated. Joshua humiliated them (asked his commanders to put their feet on the necks of the kings) and then killed them. Then he humiliated them further by putting their bodies on poles for everyone to see. So Joshua was no pushover. But was that necessary?
- After that Joshua and his army went on a campaign and captured a lot of cities.