Bible and the Occult- Joshua 6-10

Bible and the Occult- Joshua 6-10

Do what Thou Will shall be the Whole of the Law

Hello everyone and welcome to the next part of our study of the Bible and the Occult! We have just started on the book of Joshua, and in our last post we saw how he was the new Hero Archetype for the nation of Israel, and how he was planning to go to war with a nation to take their land to settle in.walls of jericho

Today will be a continuation of that story, but the build up with start to come to a climax, as we have all surely been waiting for I believe. So buckle up and get ready for some more of the story on Joshua and the nation of Israel as we look at the next five chapters in the Book!

Joshua 6- The City has Fallen

In this chapter the climax has finally come! Israel is instructed by their prophet, Joshua, on what to do, and how to do it. The instruction were very specific. For six days circle the city in silence. On the seventh day, circle it then blows the trumpets and shout, and the city walls shall fall and Israel will take everything.

I personally do not like this chapter much. For though it is a chapter about victory, this victory comes at a terrible cost, and it’s that of killing even children. I did not like reading this, and it bothers me that something like that is in there.

Anyhow, Joshua had received instructions from the Divine, on how to do this. The Divine, if you will, is probably his Higher Conscious, or Holy Guardian Angel. However, if this is the case, I feel like his calling was wrong. He should not have gone about this via killing children.

The story is brutal. I feel a lesson to learn here is that deep within us all, our primitive self, the Shadow, lurks, and it can cause us to do terrible things. They can be great things, but terrible nonetheless. I believe that what happened in this story merits more sadness than it does victory.

I’m certainly not a Christian anymore, but if you are interested in what some Christians say about this passage what the video below. I believe that would only be fair and objective to see what someone of a different belief says about this chapter and what it means to them.

Joshua 7- Anathema Stoned!

In this chapter we see that a person within Israel’s tribe commits an act of stealing, and the Divine knows about this. The Divine then lets Joshua knows that Israel shall be destroyed for the actions of this one person unless they are to repent and do a ritual that would show them who stole the items.

However, Joshua’s relative came to him and let him know it was in fact he that did that. Joshua, in his zeal and passion, had the boy stoned for this act, and all his belongings burned to the ground. The Divine was then please with him after this.

In this chapter I belianathema sit!eve there is more of a power trip going on. Joshua is taking his status as the leader and prophet of his religion too far. To have someone killed over stealing something just seems like too much in my opinion. I could be wrong, and I am open to suggestions from everyone over this!

Other than to show how important it was to listen to the Prophet, I’m not sure what else this chapter could be conveying. Perhaps psychologically we can see that the shadow part of our self can cause us to do things that we later regret, and in this story we see that to an extreme.

If you want to know more about this chapter, check out the Sin of Achan. It goes in a little more detail than what I did on this topic.

Joshua 8- Capture of Ai

No, not the capture of Artificial Intelligence, but the capture of the city Ai. Basically, here the same thing happens as what happened before with Jerrico. The Israelites demolished a town, killing all the people in it, and thiCapture of Ais time they were allowed to plunder it and take all they wanted.

After this the whole city was burned to the ground. It’s interesting here that the Isralites would win when Joshua raised his staff up in the air. This is a sort of symbol that we often see with the Hero, who stands with arms outstretched.

So maybe that helps explain this myth, not from a literal perspective, but from a psychological one. Joshua, the hero, is conquering what seems to be impossible. The battles with these chapters are much like the battles within our own life. We should conquer those evil thoughts and desires.

This is the only good way I could spin this passage honestly.

Joshua 9- A New Deceiving Friend

In this chapter we learn about a tribe that comes to Joshua and claims to be from a far away land, known as the Gibeonites. Well they deceived the Israelites into believing that so that they could live in peace, making a covenant that was then sealed.

Gibeonite friendsWhen Joshua found out they had deceived him, he proclaimed that they would be slaves to the Israelites, gathering water and working on wood. I believe that this myth was used to explain why there was a great amount of Gibeonites who worked in those professions in ancient Israel.

It was also written to probably explain why those people lived peacefully with the Israelite community back in those times.

Joshua 10- War on Gibeon

Seeing the power of Israel, and that the Gibeonites had allied themselves with the Israelites, some kings were not happy. So they banded together to take the Gibeonites out for good.

The Gibeonites were to face off against five different kings and nations, so they naturally called upon Israel to help them out. Israel did just that.

It is interesting to see all this play out, and it kind of shows another dark, impossible moment for the Hero Joshua and Israel. However, the Divine wanted him to go in at those nations, and indeed, the Divine promised him that he Gibeon warswould be okay.

Ultimately he was. I still feel like Joshua may be trying to justify conquering be attributing it to the Divine of his Religion. But at any rate, the Israelites were able to win another battle.

Conclusion

So now we have gotten to some more violent parts of Joshua. There is a lot going on and there are many ways to interpret these passages.

Keep in mind that I use the New American Bible, Revised Edition. It is a superb Catholic Translation of the Scripture, and I have been using it for my studies for yes!

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14 thoughts on “Bible and the Occult- Joshua 6-10

  1. ronnytan

    I love the way you describe your thoughts! There are some points that I agree with you. Specifically about the call to Joshua. That killing a child is not the right way or according to the Divine.

    Indeed sometimes, the way the Bible is written and its translations create a misunderstanding of how to do something because of the many factors underlying it, such as who wrote the book (culture, environment, family) and also who translated the original writing into another language.

    Yes, to be honest I also did not swallow raw and accept and agree every written on the Bible. Do you agree with me?

    However, I see the Bible as only a guide for Christians. I personally? I prefer the topic of love and how to treat others and how to live everyday.

    Great post anyway!

    1. Jessie Mosley

      I believe the Bible is full of different myths and ideas that come from a more primitive mind.  In some way, they are good for us to read.

  2. Feji ben

    I must say thanks alot for this awesome and also very informative article and I know it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.i must that the Bible is a very deep book that Need alot of spiritual connection to understand so for you to get this out you must be really connected.i would say this article for more ready

    1. Jessie Mosley

      I am glad you enjoyed the article and thank you for taking the time to comment as well!  I hope that you return for more!

  3. JR Bible

    I noted that you were concerned for the children who died along with the men and women in Israel’s conquest of the land of Canaan. Especially in the city of Jericho. When you consider the Bible’s words at Leviticus 18:26-30, the reason for the Canaanite tribes’ removal was detestable practices. Halley’s Bible Handbook goes into much detail. Infant and child sacrifice to false gods was rampant in Canaan. And that’s the tip of the iceberg.

    JR

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Oh that’s what the pastor in the sermon was saying. But I would not see the reason to kill even the children over that. 

  4. MrBiizy

    Nice sharing your thoughts regarding these portions of the Bible. Well, everyone is permitted to air their view but should be careful how it is done because if it’s not properly done, it would be revel against the Word of God. Remember, God’s ways are far more higher than our ways. You need far more than just your discretion to interpret the Bible. It was written through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and can only be interpreted properly with the help of the Holy spirit.

    Anyways, those killings were heart breaking especially the killing of Children and even one that stole. In the New testament, everything turned around. Watch how Jesus freed the prostitute, watch how Jesus reconciles us back to God. We steal and we are forgiven if we ask for mercy, we lie and we are forgiven if we ask for mercy etc.

    Watch how Jesus reconciles us back to God! This season marks His birth.

    Merry Christmas & Jesus loves you!

    I celebrate you!

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Merry Christmas! I am not a Christian myself. I view the Bible to have interesting myths and within those myths, important lessons. There are some parts, though, that I take issue with. 

      1. MrBiizy

        Hmmm… I see. But you were once a Christian. I wonder why you turned your back on God and His only begotten son Jesus Christ. What really happened? Why did you change your mind towards God?

        1. I would not say I turned my back on God, I would say my understanding of God has developed over time. I believe that God and Christ are both mythological beings that are both objectively and subjectively real. They are immortalized by humanity within the Collective Unconsciousness.

  5. PurpleLioness

    Hiya Jessie,

    I have read a couple of your articles now and although I don’t claim to understand them, I find them very interesting. I like how, I assume, you rewrite the bible passages or does it actually say in the New American Bible revised edition you are using that in Joshua 10 “the Gibeonites were to face off against five different kings and nations? ” Cool if it does but I think there’s a bit of poetic licence involved and I like it! 

    I haven’t reached that part of the bible yet so I’ve not watched the video so as not to get ahead of myself but I will be coming back when I have so I can compare the two. Thank you for providing food for thought as I’ve come to expect from reading your other articles, krs PurpleLioness 

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you for the comment! I basically paraphrase what I read and then I try and interpret it after paraphrasing it. 

  6. Interesting read. You have your own ways of interpreting verses of the Bible. Read the book when I was young but never saw it this way. Time for me to read the Bible again.

    1. Thank you very much! I hope to be able to get people to think in a way they may not have thought before!

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