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Fords of the Jordan
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The locations along the Jordan River where the waters were calm and shallow enough for travelers and livestock to cross the river on foot. The Hebrew word מַעְבְּרוֹת‎ (ma'beroth) comes from the verb עָבַר‎ (avar), meaning “to pass,” so the term simply means the “passes” or “crossings” of the Jordan.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Fords of the Jordan
Jordan, Fords of the (מַעְבְּרוֹת הַיַּרְדֵּן‎, ma'beroth hayyarden). The locations along the Jordan River where the waters were calm and shallow enough for travelers and livestock to cross the river on foot. The Hebrew word מַעְבְּרוֹת‎ (ma'beroth) comes from the verb עָבַר‎ (avar), meaning “to pass,”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Fords of the Jordan
Fords of the Jordan. Shallow places where people and animals could wade through the Jordan River. Many OT personalities crossed over the Jordan at its two main fords: Jacob (Gn 32:10), Gideon (Jgs 8:4), David (2 Sm 10:17; 17:22), Absalom (17:24), Abner and his men (2:29). Joshua led his followers across
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Fords of the Jordan
FORDS OF THE JORDAN Shallow places where people and animals could wade through the Jordan River. Many OT personalities crossed over the Jordan at its two main fords: these people include Jacob (Gn 32:10), Gideon (Jgs 8:4), David (2 Sm 10:17; 17:22), Absalom (17:24), Abner and his men (2:29). Joshua led