The tale has been told countless times, of the Israelite’s pursuit of the promised land, and the many miracles encountered during the arduous journey. Like many other times in the old testament, particularly during the Exodus and this very journey, God had given Moses and the Israelite’s very specific instructions to carry out in order to achieve miraculous results. Water sprang forth from a rock, a food called manna came from heaven when the Jews were facing the prospect of starvation, even a pillar of flame by night and a pillar of cloud at day served as a guide post for the Israelites to follow towards their promise, their covenant made by God, to them.
The ark of the covenant was involved during the destruction of Jerichos walls.. one can only begin to wonder the awesome power contained within the Ark, what the nature of it is, how it is harnessed and used as the force that caused the walls to start crumbling. Perhaps it was the perfect conduit to magnify the pushing sound waves that weakened the walls..
As I mentioned before, God gives a very specific set of instructions that must be carried out :
2 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. 4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”
Sound technology is a completely plausible guess. One can look also to the Coral Castle in Florida, as many have speculated that a single man was able to lift and position many tons of solid coral and rock all over his large property, impossible for one man to accomplish by himself with no large moving equipment. There were times when he worked all evening , under the cloak of night only for spectators the very next day to realize he had been busy moving many tons all over his yard. The guesses made , the very scientific guesses , I might add , many pointed to acoustic technology to accomplish his great feats.
Truly this topic deserves all the consideration, and more, that it has received over the many many hundreds of years. Please join us this Wednesday November 18th, as we delve deeper and explore on Cafe Enigma! 6-8pm Eastern time.