Jericho’s Jubilee

Joshua 6 is the account of the fall of Jericho. The people were to march around the city for a week while the priests blew trumpets until the walls came down. It is interesting to note that the trumpets used here are not the silver trumpets normally used to call the camp to action. These are the showphar yowbel, the ram’s horn trumpets used to announce the year of jubilee. This whole procedure, this beginning of the conquest, is an announcement that the land is being released from its bondage. It is being put to rights, restored to its rightful owners.