When this word is used in reference to the Jordan River, it signifies in the writings of Moses the west side of the river, as he wrote on the east bank (Genesis 50:10, 11; Deuteronomy 1:1, 5; 3:8, 20; 4:46); but in the writings of Joshua, after he had crossed the river, it means the east side (Joshua 5:1; 12:7; 22:7).