TenPoundHammer wrote: I also saw "blah blah blah Israelites blah blah Jericho" but then also saw "Moses", which was enough to convince me that no way in a billion years could it possibly be Joshua.
This may be your most remarkable statement yet. I don't remember the exact wording of this clue, and it isn't in the archive yet, but the mention of Moses was supposed to help
guide you to Joshua. If the clue had just been "He led to the Israelites into the Promised Land," Moses would have been what we call a negbait - a response that seems highly plausible, sometimes even apparently obvious, but is wrong. (Although if Jericho was mentioned, then that is what we call Pavlov for Joshua - a word in a clue that almost always leads to a particular response. The name comes from the famous Pavlov's dog experiment.) But if you know Moses is ruled out, then that should guide you to Joshua.