Crossing the Jordan River

Joshua 3:17. A miracle of God stopped the Jordan River, which was in flood, so His people the Israelites could cross over to the promised land on dry ground.

God had already taken the Israelites across the Red Sea on dry land and through the desert for forty years or so.

Joshua had a stone altar built out of stones from the river, one for each of the 12 tribes. This stone altar was recently found intact where the Israelites crossed the River Jordan.
Although the Israelites grumbled during the desert journeys, they were more or less God-fearing until all the leaders died who had seen the crossing of the Red Sea.

Background Reading:

The Jordan River Stops Flowing

3:14 So the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan River, with the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant in full view of the people. 15 When the priests who carried the ark entered the Jordan River, as their feet touched the water’s edge (The Jordan River overflows all of its banks daily during the harvest season.), 16 the water flowing downstream from above stood still in a single location, a great distance away at Adam, a city near Zarethan. The water that flowed south toward the sea in the Arabah (that is, the Dead or Salt Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho. 17 The priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan River, while all Israel crossed on dry ground until the entire nation had finished crossing the Jordan River.
Joshua 3:13-17

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