Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Five Kings are Hanged (Joshua 10:26)

Joshua 10:26

King James Version (KJV)
26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.

While people normally associate hanging as the means of execution itself, here the five kings are hanged following execution. The kings are hanged, according to John Gill, "to their shame and disgrace, and the terror of others."