The one who is taken out to be stoned is asked to confess. The importance of confession is learned from Achan. The story of Achan is analyzed and verses are extrapolated to teach various halachot as well as moral messages. To what extent are the Jewish people responsible for others? Can children be killed for the sins of their parents? Is it OK for Yehoshua to complain to God when 36 people were killed in the battle of Ai? Are angels allowed to complain to God? What role do angels play in our prayers? Are we allowed to pray to angels?