joshua fit the battle of jericho

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“Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” definition


An American spiritual, based on the story of Joshua, the successor of Moses in the Old Testament, who led the Israelites into the Promised Land. It begins:

Joshua fit [fought] the battle of Jericho,
Jericho, Jericho;
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,
And the walls came tumbling down.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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