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Joshua 3:16

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3:16 the water coming downstream toward them stopped flowing. 1  It piled up far upstream 2  at Adam (the city near Zarethan); there was no water at all flowing to the sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea). 3  The people crossed the river opposite Jericho. 4 

Joshua 8:14

Context

8:14 When the king of Ai saw Israel, he and his whole army quickly got up the next day and went out to fight Israel at the meeting place near the Arabah. 5  But he did not realize 6  men were hiding behind the city. 7 

1 tn Heb “the waters descending from above stood still.”

2 tn Heb “they stood in one pile very far away.”

3 tn Heb “the [waters] descending toward the sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea) were completely cut off.”

sn The Salt Sea is an ancient name for the Dead Sea.

4 map For the location of Jericho see Map5 B2; Map6 E1; Map7 E1; Map8 E3; Map10 A2; Map11 A1.

5 tn Heb “When the king of Ai saw, the men of Ai hurried and rose early and went out to meet Israel for battle, he and all his people at the meeting place before the Arabah.”

6 tn Or “know.”

7 tn Heb “that (there was) an ambush for him behind the city.”



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