Destruction of Jericho by Joshua, by the falling of the walls.
Joshua 6:10-17, 20b
had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor
make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed
out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall
ye shout. So the ark of the Lord compassed the city, going
about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in
the camp. And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests
took up the ark of the Lord. And seven priests bearing seven
trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the Lord went on
continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men
went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the
Lord, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned
into the camp: so they did six days. And it came to pass on
the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of
the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven
times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests
blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout;
for the Lord hath given you the city. And the city shall be
accursed, even it, and all that are theerin, to the Lord:
only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with
her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent...
...and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of
the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that
the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the
city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
de la Bible (1728)
Illustrated by Gerard
Hoet (1648-1733), and others.