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Torrey's Topical Textbook

Jordan, the River

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  • Eastern boundary of Canaan
    Numbers 34:12

  • Often overflowed
    Joshua 3:15; 1 Chronicles 12:15

  • Overflowing of, called the swelling of Jordan
    Jeremiah 12:5; 49:19

  • Empties itself into the Dead Sea
    Numbers 34:12

  • THE PLAINS OF
    • Thickly wooded
      2 Kings 6:2
    • Exceeding fertile
      Genesis 13:10
    • Infested with lions
      Jeremiah 49:19; 50:44
    • Afforded clay for moulding brass, &c
      1 Kings 7:46; 2 Chronicles 4:17
    • Chosen by Lot for a residence
      Genesis 13:11

  • Fordable in some places
    Joshua 2:7; Judges 12:5,6

  • Ferry boats often used on
    2 Samuel 19:18

  • REMARKABLE EVENTS CONNECTED WITH
    • Division of its waters to let Israel pass over
      Joshua 3:12-16; 5:1
    • Return of its waters to their place
      Joshua 4:18
    • Slaughter of Moabites
      Judges 3:28,29
    • Slaughter of the Ephraimites
      Judges 12:4-6
    • Its division by Elijah
      2 Kings 2:8
    • Its division by Elisha
      2 Kings 2:14
    • Healing of Naaman the leper
      2 Kings 5:10,14
    • Baptism of multitudes by John the Baptist
      Matthew 3:6; Mark 1:5; John 1:28
    • Baptism of our Lord
      Matthew 3:13,15; Mark 1:9

  • PASSAGE OF ISRAEL OVER
    • Promised
      Deuteronomy 4:22; 9:1; 11:31
    • In an appointed order
      Joshua 3:1-8
    • Preceded by priests with the ark
      Joshua 3:6,11,14
    • Successfully effected
      Joshua 3:17; 4:1,10,11
    • Commemorated by a pillar of stones raised in it
      Joshua 4:9
    • Commemorated by a pillar of stones in Gilgal
      Joshua 4:2-8,20-24
    • Alluded to
      Psalm 74:15; 114:3,5
    • A pledge that God would drive the Canaanites, &c out of Their land
      Joshua 3:10

  • The Jews had great pride in
    Zechariah 11:3

  • Despised by foreigners
    2 Kings 5:12

  • Moses not allowed to cross
    Deuteronomy 3:27; 31:2

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Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Jordan, the River'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/ttt/j/jordan-the-river.html. 1897.

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