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Episode: “The Gibeonites”
Because of deception, Joshua’s integrity is severely tested when he faces the decision to either break his vow or keep it under false pretenses with negative long-term consequences. We, too, face deceivers determined to trick us, and we need to pray to the Lord for discernment.
Series: “Joshua”
More than a Conqueror
In this series we examine how Joshua went from a dependable apprentice to the faithful leader of Israel during the conquering of the land of Canaan, a land promised by God to the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Many valuable leadership lessons can be learned from Joshua’s story taught by Dr. Jeffrey Seif from corresponding locations in Israel. David and Kirsten Hart discuss the meaning and application with Dr. Seif as we see dramatic reenactments of some of the key moments in Joshua’s life.

Caption transcript for Joshua: “The Gibeonites” (6/8)

  • 00:01 ♪♪♪
  • 00:04 David Hart: Welcome to "Our Jewish Roots," with insightful
  • 00:06 Bible teaching from Israel with Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:10 This week, we see how faith brings down barriers
  • 00:13 on, "Joshua: More Than a Conqueror."
  • 00:17 ♪♪♪
  • 00:28 ♪♪♪
  • 00:38 ♪♪♪
  • 00:45 ♪♪♪
  • 00:54 David: Welcome to "Our Jewish Roots."
  • 00:55 I'm David Hart.
  • 00:57 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 00:58 Dr. Jeffrey Seif: And I am Jeffrey Seif.
  • 01:00 Now, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I don't wanna burst
  • 01:03 any bubbles, but in case you don't know it, there
  • 01:07 are some sneaky, deceitful people in this world.
  • 01:12 Things haven't changed from generation to generation.
  • 01:15 Sin lives.
  • 01:17 Not everything is as it seems. We're gonna explore that.
  • 01:22 But first, a question. I notice those diamond rings.
  • 01:24 Is it true?
  • 01:26 Kirsten: What?
  • 01:27 Jeffrey: Is it true that when your husband gave you the last
  • 01:29 one, you had it tested to see if it was real or if it was,
  • 01:34 what is it, cubic zirconia, whatever it's called?
  • 01:36 Kirsten: Maybe. Jeffrey: No, answer the--
  • 01:37 Kirsten: Yes!
  • 01:39 Jeffrey: Okay, so you wanted to verify--so you know--she knows
  • 01:40 there's sneaky people in the world.
  • 01:42 We're gonna see it in the Bible. But he was good, right?
  • 01:45 Kirsten: He's good. Gibeonites, not so much.
  • 01:48 Jeffrey: Right, not so much them.
  • 01:50 You're mad at me for bringing this up here on national TV?
  • 01:53 David: Hey, Dr. Seif is gonna be teaching on-location
  • 01:55 in Israel, but right now, let's find out the trickery
  • 01:59 that happened to Joshua.
  • 02:01 Let's go there now.
  • 02:03 ♪♪♪
  • 02:05 Joshua: It all seemed so believable.
  • 02:07 I mean, I was fooled by the Gibeonites.
  • 02:09 Evidence of a lengthy journey from a so-called distant city.
  • 02:14 It takes weeks for bread to look like this.
  • 02:17 I should've known better. I've been deceived.
  • 02:24 Joshua: How could I believe such a tale?
  • 02:28 male: Joshua, you aren't the only one.
  • 02:31 We all believed.
  • 02:33 This story of their long journey to make peace with us,
  • 02:37 it seemed to right.
  • 02:40 We just stumbled upon the truth.
  • 02:43 Joshua: Dry, moldy bread, tattered sandals,
  • 02:47 evidence they claim.
  • 02:49 All the while, they've been our neighbors.
  • 02:52 What's done is done.
  • 02:54 I've made peace with the Gibeonites, despite
  • 02:57 the Lord's warning to not do so with any of the Canaanites,
  • 03:01 and now we're in covenant and we can't slay them.
  • 03:05 male: Joshua, the Gibeonites have come in peace.
  • 03:13 They've heard of Adonai and what he's done for us in slaying
  • 03:17 and destroying Jericho and the city of Ai.
  • 03:22 They were afraid they might be next.
  • 03:24 Joshua: But they deceived us.
  • 03:26 male: Our tribal leaders have met and offered a solution.
  • 03:30 Joshua: And what might that be?
  • 03:33 male: We need help at the tabernacle.
  • 03:35 They can cut wood to sustain the flames of our altar
  • 03:40 and they can carry water for us as well.
  • 03:46 Joshua: Yes, yes, a wise decision.
  • 03:51 And they can learn of a real journey, of 40 years in
  • 03:56 the desert, of the Lord's might and miracles, and
  • 03:58 of our bread which sustained us every step of the way.
  • 04:02 male: And remember, they've already agreed
  • 04:06 to be our servants.
  • 04:11 Joshua: They're a frail, broken people, but they have
  • 04:14 done well in fearing the Lord.
  • 04:16 The Gibeonites will live and will serve
  • 04:19 the children of Israel.
  • 04:22 United together, we will be unbreakable.
  • 04:26 ♪♪♪
  • 04:32 Jeffrey: Little is known of Gibeon's exact location,
  • 04:36 so we came to the general location of the Gibeonites
  • 04:38 just southwest of what was the city of Ai.
  • 04:43 Sheep still graze in this valley today as they probably did 3,400
  • 04:47 years ago when the city's residents used their clever
  • 04:51 schemes in seeking peace with Joshua's invading forces.
  • 04:58 It was a scandal, an outrage, in fact.
  • 05:04 Wasn't expecting it.
  • 05:06 You read into the book of Joshua and you see the man,
  • 05:10 the leader is quite the strategist.
  • 05:14 This is particularly evident with the last battle at Ai,
  • 05:19 where it's set up.
  • 05:21 There's a scheme at play.
  • 05:23 It's thought out, well executed, and success.
  • 05:27 The skirmish before that, the war before that at Jericho,
  • 05:31 there's strategy, but it's divine strategy.
  • 05:34 In the battle of Ai, our leader is showing
  • 05:38 himself to be just that.
  • 05:41 And it's amazing, someone that smart still got duped,
  • 05:47 and it came down to something like this.
  • 05:52 Stale bread, if you can imagine that.
  • 05:59 Hard to break, crusty. Here's the real deal.
  • 06:04 Well, the fresh bread, you'd think someone would know
  • 06:07 the difference, yesterday as today.
  • 06:11 Well, it wasn't just the bread in the case of Joshua,
  • 06:13 because when those from Gibeon came, they came with tattered
  • 06:18 wineskins, worn out sandals, battered clothing, stale bread,
  • 06:25 saying, "We're from a far country and we, sir,
  • 06:29 want to make peace with you."
  • 06:33 And why is that?
  • 06:35 Well, momentum in sports and in war, it's hard to get,
  • 06:41 but once you got it, it is very eventful.
  • 06:44 When Bene Israel, the children of Israel, were making
  • 06:47 their way into the land of promise on the other side
  • 06:49 of the Jordan, they scored decisive victories.
  • 06:53 Once in, across the Jordan, in the land of Canaan,
  • 06:58 then you have the story of Jericho, a decisive victory,
  • 07:04 the battle of Ai, decisive victory.
  • 07:07 The Hebrews are racking 'em up and the people
  • 07:09 'round about are concerned.
  • 07:13 Those from Gibeon, this place right here, Al Jib,
  • 07:17 it's known as that in antiquity in the 10th century.
  • 07:21 David ben Abraham al-Fasi, a cartographer,
  • 07:24 made note of this place.
  • 07:27 Another person, an archeologist in the 1950s, excavated and
  • 07:33 found 56 jars, the handles of which were marked with "Gibeon,"
  • 07:40 noting this place, these environs.
  • 07:44 A people once lived here, but now it's been covered up
  • 07:47 by the sands of time through the ages, but the story
  • 07:51 emerges in the biblical pages.
  • 07:53 We're told in chapter 9, and turn with me please, in verse 3,
  • 07:58 that the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what was happening
  • 08:03 and they were concerned.
  • 08:06 They didn't want to get annihilated, so they
  • 08:08 concocted a scheme.
  • 08:11 We're told in the text what I just told you in my narrative,
  • 08:14 that they presented themselves to the Hebrews, saying that,
  • 08:18 "We're from a faraway place."
  • 08:22 We're told in verse 5, "Vechol lechem tzeidam yavesh,"
  • 08:28 that their provision was dry.
  • 08:31 The bread was dry, we're told.
  • 08:34 "Hayah nikkudim," and it became crumbs.
  • 08:39 So when they said they were from a faraway place,
  • 08:42 they provided evidences thereof.
  • 08:44 And what were they after in the process of so doing?
  • 08:47 They wanted a treaty.
  • 08:51 We're told in verse 6, as we read on, what they say,
  • 08:55 "Me'eretz rechokah banu,"
  • 08:59 "We've come from a faraway place."
  • 09:02 "Ve'attah kirtu-lanu verit." "Make a covenant with us."
  • 09:10 In antiquity, it wasn't the least bit uncommon for stronger
  • 09:15 nations to enter into treaties with smaller peoples.
  • 09:20 They're referred to as Suzerain treaties.
  • 09:23 A smaller, weaker entity makes peace with the larger
  • 09:27 and they carve out terms of endearment.
  • 09:31 Now, if you were involved in some kind of contract and you
  • 09:36 discovered that the other party entered into it deceitfully,
  • 09:41 it wouldn't be beyond the pale of reason for you
  • 09:43 to want that contract to be null and void.
  • 09:47 When the Hebrews found out they got duped,
  • 09:49 there was murmuring in the camp.
  • 09:51 They weren't happy campers, if you will, but still
  • 09:54 interestingly, fascinatingly, they kept the deal.
  • 09:59 In verse 15 we're told,
  • 10:02 "Vaiya'as lahem Yehoshua shalom."
  • 10:05 "And Joshua made peace with them."
  • 10:08 And then he goes on to say that he went on and "karath berit,"
  • 10:11 he cut a covenant with them and then he kept it.
  • 10:18 He was faithful, even when he discovered that they were not.
  • 10:27 We live in a world today where there's covenant takers,
  • 10:30 covenant makers, and covenant breakers.
  • 10:33 Then as now, how do you deal with people in circumstance
  • 10:39 when people treat you wrong?
  • 10:41 Do you break, do you renegotiate?
  • 10:43 What do you do with all that?
  • 10:44 Well, I want to explore this further.
  • 10:47 I'm gonna tell you on the front end now that I think a secret to
  • 10:52 success in life has to do with character, keeping covenant.
  • 10:58 These people thought so as well, and they made it
  • 11:00 and they wouldn't break it, and this indeed is
  • 11:05 a secret to success in life.
  • 11:07 I wanna tease out some applications.
  • 11:10 I wanna explore the implications.
  • 11:13 And like Joshua, I wanna show you how, with these principles,
  • 11:17 you can be more than a conqueror.
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  • 13:35 David: Right now, let's go back to Israel
  • 13:36 with Dr. Seif's teaching.
  • 13:40 Jeffrey: When I think about how important the little things
  • 13:43 are, I realize, truth be known, there really are
  • 13:46 no such thing as little things.
  • 13:50 I mention that, you know, people talk about white lies,
  • 13:53 just a little fib, or maybe there's just little ways
  • 13:58 that people kinda drop the ball.
  • 14:01 Maybe they don't keep their word, just little things.
  • 14:06 What if those little things aren't that little?
  • 14:10 When I think of something that little, I'm reminded of the fact
  • 14:14 that it factors really large in the story of Joshua,
  • 14:19 where when we're at Gibeon, we're dealing with those
  • 14:23 who dwell therein, the Gibeonites.
  • 14:25 We learn that there's no such thing as a little thing when
  • 14:29 it comes to someone keeping their word.
  • 14:35 Interestingly, it's described in the Bible.
  • 14:38 A pious person is someone who keeps their word.
  • 14:41 They keep a vow even to their own harm.
  • 14:47 The Bible's a great story. We're looking at one here.
  • 14:50 To recap it, Joshua enters into a contract with those from
  • 14:57 Gibeon, and it is a contract made by deceit, by stealth.
  • 15:02 He was snookered. It's interesting, by the way.
  • 15:04 A man who showed himself to be so very strategic in his battle
  • 15:08 at Ai is duped by a strategic people here.
  • 15:12 And he realizes it, and they realize it, and it leaves a sour
  • 15:17 taste in his and their, that is, the people of Israel's mouths.
  • 15:21 Nevertheless, Joshua opts to keep his word.
  • 15:27 Why is that there in the biblical text?
  • 15:29 When I think of seven years of conflict, major conflict, things
  • 15:33 big, medium, and small, why is it something that's so small
  • 15:37 as this is given a considerable amount of
  • 15:40 attention in a book like this?
  • 15:43 I think it's because it's not small at all.
  • 15:45 That if Israel is going to be successful,
  • 15:49 it's going to have something to do with the value system
  • 15:52 that resonates within Israelites.
  • 15:56 That is to say, a Judeo--what we today refer to as a
  • 15:59 Judeo-Christian ethic to be successful in life.
  • 16:05 And when I think in Joshua, of course you've heard me to
  • 16:07 repeat, "More than a conquerer," when I think of him, I think
  • 16:10 there are a salient virtues within him that sets him apart
  • 16:15 from others, one of which is an intransigency, that is to say,
  • 16:21 will not be moved from keeping his word.
  • 16:26 Now, I'm gonna look at the Word in a second, but before I get
  • 16:28 there, I wanna tell you just as a dad who raised boys, I told
  • 16:32 my sons, not that they're gonna listen, but at least
  • 16:35 I communicated to them, "You're gonna meet a girl.
  • 16:37 She's real cool, real hot, real rich, real biased.
  • 16:40 Whatever it is, if she says she's gonna meet you
  • 16:42 at 5 o'clock and she's not there, dump her.
  • 16:46 You might think she's great. I think she's a Venus flytrap.
  • 16:48 You're gonna land on her and get devoured."
  • 16:51 I don't want my boys being with people that aren't good
  • 16:55 for their word, even in small things.
  • 16:57 Now, of course I realize things come up.
  • 16:59 That's why God created cell phones.
  • 17:01 People can communicate.
  • 17:02 But with a lack thereof, if it's just someone who's not known to
  • 17:05 be good for their word, I don't want them in my family system.
  • 17:09 The extent to which I can control that as the
  • 17:11 boys grow up is open to question, but at least
  • 17:13 I wanted them to hear it from me.
  • 17:16 And you know, Yeshua said as much too.
  • 17:19 He says, you know, let your yes be yes and your no be no.
  • 17:22 You shouldn't even need to swear, in his, I call it,
  • 17:25 Torah from the Top.
  • 17:26 Others call it the Sermon on the Mount.
  • 17:29 He is reflecting on the essence and substance, the constitution
  • 17:33 for a Christian life, a walk with the Lord.
  • 17:35 And foremost in all of that is people mean what they say
  • 17:40 and they say what they mean.
  • 17:43 When people swear, "I swear to God I'm gonna do this.
  • 17:45 I swear, I swear," they're coming from a value deficit.
  • 17:48 It should be their word is sufficient.
  • 17:50 They say they're gonna do it and they do it.
  • 17:52 But if you have to embellish it with, "I promise I'll do
  • 17:54 this and that," it means in you're mind you don't
  • 17:57 think the person you're talking to is taking you
  • 17:58 seriously, thus the need to embellish.
  • 18:01 And why is that?
  • 18:02 'Cause you've calculated the fact that your word doesn't
  • 18:05 have equity in their mind, and there's a reason for that.
  • 18:08 You probably broke it down.
  • 18:09 Well, I wanna look here in the text.
  • 18:11 I'll read it in Hebrew first. I'm in chapter 9 and verse 19.
  • 18:15 And the word is out to keep the word, and the people don't
  • 18:19 like it, but the prince's way in, that is to say,
  • 18:22 Joshua sets the tone as the principal leader and then
  • 18:26 his lieutenants carry out his word.
  • 18:29 You'll see people are murmuring in verse 18, but in verse 19,
  • 18:33 "Vaiyomeru chol hannesi'im 'el kol ha-Edah."
  • 18:36 All the princes of the congregation said to the people,
  • 18:42 "Anachnu nishbanu lahem Adonai."
  • 18:45 We have sworn to the Lord, "Elohei Yisrael,"
  • 18:49 the God of Israel.
  • 18:50 "But we promised.
  • 18:52 We gave our word to the God of Israel," they say.
  • 18:55 It's very, very interesting.
  • 18:56 "Ve'attah lo nuchal lingoa bahem."
  • 19:00 "Now therefore, we may not touch them."
  • 19:04 That is to say, we cannot go back on our word.
  • 19:08 It reminds me of the Lord.
  • 19:10 He says if others are faithless, nevertheless, he is faithful.
  • 19:15 And to that end, let me just share a comment, a pivot to
  • 19:19 a principle, what it means to be Christian essentially.
  • 19:23 You know, you hear in the text Rabbi Paul talks about
  • 19:26 confessing with your lips that Jesus is Lord.
  • 19:29 We talk about the sinners prayer today.
  • 19:32 I like it more as a commitment to allegiance to a Sovereign.
  • 19:36 That is, we call him Lord.
  • 19:39 There's a social contract there that we as a subject,
  • 19:41 there's inherent commitments with that.
  • 19:44 And by the way, there's reciprocity.
  • 19:47 THere's commitments that come from the
  • 19:48 Sovereign by virtue of that.
  • 19:51 Would that we learn to make sure there's no daylight.
  • 19:55 Would that we kept it tight, where there's integrity, where
  • 19:58 there's correlation between what we say and what we do.
  • 20:02 That is extremely important, and if we learn that like Joshua,
  • 20:06 we will be more than a conqueror.
  • 20:13 Jeffrey: Was a windy day in Israel.
  • 20:15 I had an opportunity to sit down and talk to Chaim Malespin.
  • 20:19 We discussed integrity and how it plays out
  • 20:22 in the Israeli Defense Forces.
  • 20:26 Jeffrey: Chaim, I wanna speak to you about those from Gibeon.
  • 20:29 They deceived Joshua and the Israelis, didn't they?
  • 20:32 Chaim Malespin: They did.
  • 20:34 They tricked them with those tattered clothes.
  • 20:35 Jeffrey: They surely did.
  • 20:36 And you know, even after they learned they were tricked,
  • 20:40 the Israelis kept the commitment they made to them,
  • 20:44 a commitment that was made through treachery, yes?
  • 20:48 Chaim: Yes, but a commitment's a commitment
  • 20:49 and a word is our bond.
  • 20:51 Jeffrey: And with that, I wanna talk to you not just
  • 20:53 about strength, and certainly the Israeli army
  • 20:57 is known about that.
  • 20:59 I wanna talk about strength of character, that is to say,
  • 21:03 speaking and keeping what it is you say.
  • 21:06 Can you talk to us about that and how that
  • 21:08 works in the Israeli army?
  • 21:10 Chaim: So, I see that the strength of character
  • 21:12 is this loyalty.
  • 21:14 We talked about tenacious--tenacity for the
  • 21:17 mission, but this loyalty to our friends and to our land,
  • 21:20 and to God essentially, is something
  • 21:23 that perseveres and drives through.
  • 21:25 Jeffrey: To that, I think there needs to be congruity
  • 21:28 between what we say and what we do.
  • 21:31 And in the military, there's the term "Band of brothers."
  • 21:33 That's bantered around beyond the Israeli Defense Forces, but
  • 21:36 there's a commitment to defend, to protect, to work together
  • 21:40 'til death do we part, and it really has to be us
  • 21:43 keeping our word, yes?
  • 21:45 Last word's yours.
  • 21:46 Chaim: Entebbe '76, think how crazy and scary it was for our
  • 21:49 own Prime Minister's brother, Yoni, to have died there to
  • 21:52 rescue those hostages, but they did it and we must continue to
  • 21:55 do our part in God's unfolding of his prophetic plan for today.
  • 22:01 Jeffrey: Thank you.
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  • 24:42 David: It is always great to hear from our dear friend
  • 24:44 and brother, Chaim Malespin.
  • 24:46 We love him.
  • 24:48 Kirsten: We do, and we also love bringing you the music
  • 24:50 of our show's founder, Zola Levitt.
  • 24:53 Jeffrey: Yes.
  • 24:55 Kirsten: And I need to bring this up.
  • 24:56 This has been on my mind as we've kinda chewed
  • 24:59 on this whole topic.
  • 25:01 Do we hold to our word even though we know
  • 25:05 someone's deceived us?
  • 25:06 That's--that's hard.
  • 25:08 Jeffrey: It really is, and Joshua gave an example of that.
  • 25:12 But the issue to me is so profoundly important
  • 25:15 in our culture, integrity.
  • 25:17 There needs to be congruity, and I say this in the teaching,
  • 25:20 between what we say, who we are, and what we do.
  • 25:23 It doesn't mean just telling the truth.
  • 25:26 We should represent ourself in a way that's truthful to what
  • 25:29 ourselves and who ourselves, what we're all about.
  • 25:33 David: Right, I think if-- Kirsten: Yeah, that's hard.
  • 25:35 David: If we listened that small voice every time we heard
  • 25:37 it and trusted that it's God speaking to us, I think
  • 25:41 things would be so different in our world.
  • 25:43 Jeffrey: Yes, and with that, if we would just be--I want it
  • 25:46 to be it's the same Jeffrey Seif who's on a TV set,
  • 25:49 who's lecturing in a classroom, who's with his wife,
  • 25:52 and with a friend, we're out to eat.
  • 25:54 The same person, not work with, you know,
  • 25:58 with different facades to post.
  • 26:01 That's a lack of integrity.
  • 26:03 Even if you're not saying an untruth,
  • 26:05 you're living an untruth.
  • 26:07 And it's healthier spiritually, emotionally, personally to bring
  • 26:12 it all together and just be you, whatever that is.
  • 26:16 Kirsten: And we have to credit Joshua for that.
  • 26:18 Even finding out afterwards, "I've been duped.
  • 26:21 I've been tricked," I think we've all had that in life,
  • 26:24 but he kept his word.
  • 26:27 And our program's title is "Our Jewish Roots."
  • 26:30 You wanna know what those roots are?
  • 26:32 They're good roots.
  • 26:33 They're roots of integrity, and Joshua gives us
  • 26:35 that example today.
  • 26:37 Jeffrey: Yes, character is so important.
  • 26:38 Thanks for bringing us back to the point.
  • 26:40 I was kinda spiraling out there with a number of things,
  • 26:42 but yes indeed.
  • 26:45 Kirsten: You are always so smart and you bring such a good Word.
  • 26:48 Thank you for that insight today.
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Episodes in this series

  1. At Sinai
  2. The Spy
  3. At the Jordan
  4. At Jericho
  5. At Ai
  6. The Gibeonites
  7. At Shiloh
  8. At the End

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