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It will come to pass, when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of Yahweh the Lord of all the earth come to rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters coming down from above will stand up in one heap.” Bible

“heap.” The Hebrew word is used in Exodus 15:8 when there were “walls” of water when the Red Sea split (cp. Ps. 78:13).

“coming down.” The Hebrew words are related to the name of the Jordan itself: the “coming down one.” For most of its journey, the Jordan River descends very rapidly.


Commentary for: Joshua 3:13