Just a fun post with a short music video because this song got stuck in my head a few days ago after a discussion of the historicity of Joshua and walls of Jericho (Joshua 6). Indeed, when the text of Scripture makes strong historical claims we ought to accept those claims (despite the archeological evidence not yet being clear one way or another – see this bit, which I do not fully endorse, by Bryant Wood who challenges the findings of Kathleen Kenyon). And V. Philips Long has made a fine contribution to the discussion of the veracity of historical claims from Scripture on us as faithful readers in his contribution (“The Art of History”) to “Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation” (gen. ed., Moisés Silva; 6 Vols in 1; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996): pp.247-434.
Here is Mahalia Jackson singing “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”