Originally posted September 2012

The Canaanites were conquered and the country was at peace. Joshua gathered the people together to pronounce the blessings and the curses, exactly as Moshe had instructed. He divided the people, stationing six tribes on Mount Grizim to pronounce the blessings and six on Mount Eival to pronounce the curses. To this day, Grizim (pictured left) remains verdant and settled while Eival is a rocky desolation.