Reasons Israel Failed to Take the Promised Land

1. The Canaanites had superior arms and fortifications1:19
2. Israel was disposed to make alliances with the people of the land2:1–5
3. Israel sinned and must be punished2:20–21
4. Yahweh was testing Israel to see if they would be faithful or not2:22–23; 3:4
5. Israel needed to be instructed in the art of war3:1–3

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