New International Version
Israel Fights the Remaining Canaanites
1 After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the Lord, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?”
2 The Lord answered, “Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands.”
3 The men of Judah then said to the Simeonites their fellow Israelites, “Come up with us into the territory allotted to us, to fight against the Canaanites. We in turn will go with you into yours.” So the Simeonites went with them.
4 When Judah attacked, the Lord gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands, and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek. 5 It was there that they found Adoni-Bezek and fought against him, putting to rout the Canaanites and Perizzites.
17 And Judah went with his brother Simeon, and they attacked the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. So the name of the city was called Hormah.
18 Also Judah took Gaza with its territory, Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory.
19 So the Lord was with Judah. And they drove out the mountaineers, but they could not drive out the inhabitants of the lowland, because they had chariots of iron.
20 And they gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had said. Then he [d]expelled from there the three sons of Anak.
The children of Israel need help in fighting the Canaanites. They needed all the help they could find! They go to God for help. How does God help Judah? ... ''the Lord gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands, and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek.''
So far, so good! They destroy cities and territories. The drive out mountaineers, but they could not drive out the inhabitants of the lowland, because they had chariots of iron.
Really! God cannot defeat ''chariots of iron''? Why couldn't God make the wheels fall off? Why didn't God make sure the wheels had no grease?
The more you examine the Bible you just find out it's just another silly story!