All the kings of the Amorites and Canaanites hear about the miracle of the Jordan River and their hearts melt in fear. Okay, not really. We're being metaphoric.
While all the kings are freaking out, God orders Joshua to "circumcise the Israelites a second time."
God orders this second circumcision for what could be three reasons: (1) to lessen the failure of the older generation, or (2) to witness the obligation set forth in Genesis 17:9-14, or (3) to reiterate Joshua as the new Moses.
Once all the circumcising is done, the Israelites rest at a place called Gilgal.
While they're camped, the Israelites observe Passover. The day after, they eat "produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain."
Their manna days are finally over. Bring on the produce.
This change from manna to produce signifies Israel's relocation from the wilderness to the land promised to them. While this is a pretty significant shift, we're guessing the Israelites were also pretty excited to change their diet after 40 years of manna.
Once Joshua is by Jericho, he looks up and sees (gasp!) a man with a drawn sword.
Joshua, being a gentleman, kindly asks the guy whether he is a friend or foe.
Apparently, the man is the commander of the army of the Lord. He commands Joshua to "remove the sandals from your feet for the place where you stand is holy."