Sunday, May 21, 2006

What does "other side of the flood" mean?

In Joshua 24 the phrase "other side of the flood" is used. Does this refer to a time before the flood, a place where people lived before the flood, or is it just a manner of speaking that has nothing to do with the great flood?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The original Hebrew word means rivers or streams and sometimes refers to the Euphrates, the river Chebar, and in at least one instance, the Nile. It may be a reference to the gods that were served before the crossing of the Jordan. It is also possible that it means the gods from before the flood, which would mean that one of the eight took the time to relate the old beliefs to their children who eventually became entangled once again with pagan practices.