1; Joshua comes to Jordan.
2; The officers instruct the people for their passage.
7; The Lord encourages Joshua.
9; Joshua encourages the people.
14; The water of Jordan are divided.
* 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 (De 1:3), to the Jordan, was,
according to Josephus, about sixty stadia; that is, between
seven and eight English miles.
Ge 22:3 Ps 119:60 Jer 7:13 25:3 26:5 Mr 1:35
2:1 Nu 25:1 Mic 6:5
Jordan, called by the Arabs El Sharia, takes its rise in
Anti-Libanus, about twelve miles north of C(9173)area 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.