It was on the tenth day of the first month (Nisan in the spring - not January in the winter) that Israel crossed the Jordan river and made camp in Canaan at a spot called Gilgal. The west border of the camp wasn't much more than a mile from Jericho, a thick-walled city swarming with enemy soldiers. (Joshua 4:19-24.) Israel's First Passover in Canaan. It had been just forty years before - minus five days - that Israel had fled from Egypt. (Exodus 12:18, 29-34, 51; Numbers 14:26-35; Deuteronomy 1:3; Joshua 5:6.) The exodus had been started after their observing the Passover.
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