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Jordan, the River


1. Eastern boundary of Canaan. Nu 34:12.

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

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

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

5. The plains of

a. Thickly wooded. 2Ki 6:2.

b. Exceeding fertile. Ge 13:10.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Remarkable events connected with

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

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

c. Slaughter of Moabites. Jdj 3:28,29.

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

e. Its division by Elijah. 2Ki 2:8.

f. Its division by Elisha. 2Ki 2:14.

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

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

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

9. Passage of Israel over

a. Promised. De 4:22; 9:1; 11:31.

b. In an appointed order. Jos 3:1-8.

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

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

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

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

g. Alluded to. Ps 74:15; 114:3,5.

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

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

11. Despised by foreigners. 2Ki 5:12.

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