From what I understand, the most fundamental interpretation of Joshua leading Israel crossing the Jordan is the Resurrection: Leaving behind our present wilderness wanderings for the new world and inheritance God has promised to us. Is this the ONLY interpretative paradigm? Or can we say that this is ONE truth we can draw out, but a second truth in light of the fact that there's a good bit of fighting and struggle to actually take possession of Canaan, is that crossing the Jordan represents the beginning of the Christian life? If so, is this aspect of truth explicit in Hebrews 4:3,10, where we read: "For we who have believed enter that rest. . ." (v3), and "For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works. . ." (v10). In these verses, the rest by and large seems to be describing the rest of salvation that we experience in THIS life (though verse 9 seems to be referring also to the coming rest of the resurrection). Any thoughts? Is there more certainty in applying this to the resurrection, or can we say with equal force that crossing the Jordan depicts BOTH the resurrection AND true salvation? Also, thinking through the crossing of the Jordan as the resurrection, I know the Red Sea crossing represents Christ's work and new life in Him. But in thinking of the Jordan crossing as conversion, is it off-based at all to see the Red Sea crossing as Salvation ACCOMPLISHED, the Jordan River crossing as Salvation APPLIED?