Joshua 3:1

Overview - Joshua 3
Joshua comes to Jordan.
The officers instruct the people for their passage.
The Lord encourages Joshua.
Joshua encourages the people.
14 The water of Jordan are divided.
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Joshua 3:1  (King James Version)
And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

rose early
Archbishop Usher supposes, that this was upon Wednesday, the 28th of April, A
M. 2553, the fortieth year of the Exodus
from Egypt. From Shittim, where the israelites had been encamped for about two months ( Deuteronomy 1:3 ),to the Jordan, was, according to Josephus, about sixty stadia; that is, between seven and eight English miles. Genesis 22:3 ; Psalms 119:60 ; Jeremiah 7:13 ; 25:3 26:5 Mark 1:35

2:1 Numbers 25:1 ; Micah 6:5

Jordan, called by the Arabs El Sharia, takes its rise in Anti-Libanus, about twelve miles north of Csarea Philippi, now Banias; and, having run about twelve miles southward, it receives a considerable stream, which is now called the Moiet Hasbeia. About 15 miles farther, it forms the waters of Merom or Semechon, now Houle; and, after running about 28 miles more, it passes through the lake of Gennesareth, and thence runs southward till it loses itself in the Dead Sea; its whole course being about 160 miles.