Spies, Espionage and Faith
17th July 2005, hej
This Article: (7 Pages)
1) Why spy?
The account of the twelve spies collecting the grapes and the later incident of the two spies and Rahab can be treated as early accounts of Israeli intelligence gathering. However, the two incidents when investigated, are linked in ways that at first seem unimaginable.
The idea for this article came from two questions: If Yahweh knows everything, why did he command Moses to send twelve spies to see the land after coming out of Egypt? If Joshua knew Yahweh knows everything, why did he send in spies to see the land forty years later?
We will examine the second espionage mission first. The account is recorded in Judges chapter two.