The use of this word by Joshua in Joshua 22:11, denotes the place where the children of Israel passed through the Jordan River.

The words “the passage of” are, however, more correctly rendered “by the side of,” or “at the other side of,” thus designating the position of the great altar erected by the eastern tribes on their return home.

The word “passage” also designates the fords of the Jordan to the south of the Sea of Galilee (Judges 12:5, 6), and a pass or rocky defile (1 Samuel 13:23; 14:4). “Passages” in Jeremiah 22:20 is in the Revised King James Version more correctly “Abarim”, a proper name.

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