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The City of Adam

This post-Deluvian city is the scene of a miracle referred to in Joshua 3:16. It stood “beside Zarethan,” on the west bank of Jordan (1 Kings 4:12).

At this city, the water flow was stopped and rose up “upon an heap” when the Israelites’ passed over the river (Joshua 3:16).

The site of this city has been identified with Tell ed-Damye on the east bank of the Jordan River. Nearby is the modern Jordanian village of Damia.

Damia, Jordan —satellite view

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Article Version: March 19, 2019