Joshua 4:4

Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:
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Aurelius Prudentius Clemens

AD 413
Also, twelve stones from Jordan’s bed, Left dry when waters backward flowed, He raised and firmly set in place, The type of Christ’s apostles twelve. - "Hymns for Every Day 177.180"

Gregory of Nyssa

AD 394
The people of the Hebrews, as we learn, after many sufferings, and after accomplishing their weary course in the desert, did not enter the land of promise until it had first been brought, with Joshua for its guide and the pilot of its life, to the passage of the Jordan. But it is clear that Joshua also, who set up the twelve stones in the stream, was anticipating the coming of the twelve disciples, the ministers of baptism. - "On the Baptism of Christ" ...

Peter Chrysologus

AD 450
The twelve patriarchs destined to become twelve tribes were arranged to be a type and pattern of the number of the apostles. So were the twelve fountains in the desert and twelve stones taken from the bed of the Jordan. We leave it to the student of the law to find deeper proof of all this. - "Sermon 1.0" ...

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

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