Joshua 22:10

And when they came unto the borders of Jordan, that are in the land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by the Jordan, a great altar to see.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Banks. Hebrew Goliluth, which is (chap. xiii. 2) rendered Galilee, Galgal, "limits "(Haydock) Chanaan, consequently on the western banks. Vatable, however, says that the eastern country went sometimes by this name, on account of the Amorrhites having dwelt in it. Josephus ( v. 1.) and the Jews affirm, that the altar was built on that side; and it seems natural that these tribes would erect it in their own territories, for the benefit of their children. (Calmet) The effect would nevertheless have been equal, on which side soever it appeared, as the Jordan was not so broad but they might see over. (Haydock) Immensely. Hebrew, "a great altar to be seen "like those heaps which Bacchus and Alexander raised to perpetuate the memory of their victories. (Pliny, vi. 16.)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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