Definition of Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

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an old African American spiritual based on the story of Joshua in the Bible. 'Fit' represents a way of saying 'fought'. The song tells how Joshua captured the city of Jericho when he ordered the Israelites to blow trumpets until the walls fell down. It begins:
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,Jericho, Jericho;Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,And the walls came tumbling down.