« Jews, The Jordan, the River Joy »

Jordan, the River

Eastern boundary of Canaan — Nu 34:12.

Often overflowed — Jos 3:15; 1Ch 12:15.

Overflowing of, called the swelling of Jordan — Jer 12:5; 49:19.

Empties itself into the Dead Sea — Nu 34:12.

The plains of

Thickly wooded. — 2Ki 6:2.

Exceeding fertile. — Ge 13:10.

Infested with lions. — Jer 49:19; 50:44.

Afforded clay for moulding brass, & c. — 1Ki 7:46; 2Ch 4:17.

Chosen by Lot for a residence. — Ge 13:11.

Fordable in some places — Jos 2:7; Jdj 12:5,6.

Ferry boats often used on — 2Sa 19:18.

Remarkable events connected with

Division of its waters to let Israel pass over. — Jos 3:12-16; 5:1.

Return of its waters to their place. — Jos 4:18.

Slaughter of Moabites. — Jdj 3:28,29.

Slaughter of the Ephraimites. — Jdj 12:4-6.

Its division by Elijah. — 2Ki 2:8.

Its division by Elisha. — 2Ki 2:14.

Healing of Naaman the leper. — 2Ki 5:10,14.

Baptism of multitudes by John the Baptist. — Mt 3:6; Mr 1:5; Joh 1:28.

Baptism of our Lord. — Mt 3:13,15; Mr 1:9.

Passage of Israel over

Promised. — De 4:22; 9:1; 11:31.

In an appointed order. — Jos 3:1-8.

Preceded by priests with the ark. — Jos 3:6,11,14.

Successfully effected. — Jos 3:17; 4:1,10,11.

Commemorated by a pillar of stones raised in it. — Jos 4:9.

Commemorated by a pillar of stones in Gilgal. — Jos 4:2-8,20-24.

Alluded to. — Ps 74:15; 114:3,5.

A pledge that God would drive the Canaanites, & c out of their land. — Jos 3:10.

The Jews had great pride in — Zec 11:3.

Despised by foreigners — 2Ki 5:12.

Moses not allowed to cross — De 3:27; 31:2.

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