And ye shall compass the city, all [ye] men of war
Joshua their chief commander under the Lord, and all that were able to make war, even all above twenty years of age; these were to compass the city, not in the form of a siege, but by a procession around it:
[and] go round about the city once;
or one time, for the first once in a day, and no more:
thus shall thou do six days;
one after another; that is, go round it, once every day, for such a time. This order was given, according to the Jews F23, the twenty second of Nisan, after the feast of unleavened bread was over.
F23 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 11. p. 31.