Once when the Amalekites swooped down on the wandering Tribes of Israel in a violent attempt to wipe them out, Moses summoned Joshua to his side.
“Choose some men and go out and fight with Amalek”, instructed Moses. “Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.”
So Joshua did as Moses commanded, and while the fierce battle raged below, Moses, Aaron and Hur went and stood on the brow of the hill, which overlooked the battlefield.
As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the advantage became Amalek’s.
Now when Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a large stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held his hands up-one on the one side, and one on the other-“so that his hands…
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