The celebration of Passover at Gilgal (Josh 5:10-5:12)

“While the Israelites were camped in Gilgal they kept the Passover in the evening on the fourteenth day of the month in the plains of Jericho. On the day after the Passover, on that very day, they ate the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. The manna ceased on the day that they ate of the produce of the land. The Israelites no longer had manna. They ate of the crops of the land of Canaan that year.”

They celebrated the Passover. They ate local crops with the unleavened bread as the manna no longer came in the Promise Land. It is strange that they did not eat of the produce on the east side of the Jordan since they had captured everything. The first great act in the new land is the celebration of Passover, truly fitting. Once again, this is a reminder of the relationship between Moses and Joshua.

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