|Topical Bible Study||
Topical Bible Studies list all the Scripture references you need to study up on a topic pertaining to creation. Then, you can incorporate these references into your “on location” lessons on Creation Safaris. Be sure to “rightly divide the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15) by using these verses in context and with proper balance with the whole panorama of Biblical revelation.
– David F. Coppedge
CANYONS IN SCRIPTURE
Palestine is a land of canyons: just look at any physical map of the region. Many of them are deep gorges resembling the Grand Canyon in some respects. Was Scripture influenced by the geography of the land?
nachal (valley): a wadi, a gorge, a canyon or place of periodic torrential flow
Canyons in the Bible:
GEN 26:17 And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there.
GEN 26:19 But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of flowing water,
NUM 13:23 Then they came to the valley of Eshcol and from there cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and the figs.
DEU 1:24 “And they turned and went up into the hill country, and came to the valley of Eshcol, and spied it out.
DEU 2:24 ’Arise, set out, and pass through the valley of Arnon. Look! I have given Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land into your hand; begin to take possession and contend with him in battle.
DEU 2:36 “From Aroer which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon and from the city which is in the valley, even to Gilead, there was no city that was too high for us; the Lord our God delivered all over to us.
DEU 3:8 “Thus we took the land at that time from the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of Arnon to Mount Hermon
DEU 3:12 “So we took possession of this land at that time. From Aroer, which is by the valley of Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead and its cities, I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
DEU 3:16 “And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites, I gave from Gilead even as far as the valley of Arnon, the middle of the valley as a border and as far as the river Jabbok, the border of the sons of Ammon;
DEU 4:48 from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon, even as far as Mount Sion that is, Hermon,
DEU 21:4 and the elders of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which has not been plowed or sown, and shall break the heifer’s neck there in the valley.
DEU 21:6 “And all the elders of that city which is nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley;
JOS 12:1 Now these are the kings of the land whom the sons of Israel defeated, and whose land they possessed beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise, from the valley of the Arnon as far as Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah to the east:
JOS 12:2 Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, both the middle of the valley and half of Gilead, even as far as the brook Jabbok, the border of the sons of Ammon;
JOS 13:9 from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, with the city which is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba, as far as Dibon;
JOS 13:16 And their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, with the city which is in the middle of the valley and all the plain by Medeba;
JOS 15:7 And the border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and turned northward toward Gilgal which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south of the valley; and the border continued to the waters of En-shemesh, and it ended at En-rogel.
JDG 16:4 After this it came about that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
1SA 15:5 And Saul came to the city of Amalek, and set an ambush in the valley.
2SA 17:13 “And if he withdraws into a city, then all Israel shall bring ropes to that city, and we will drag it into the valley until not even a small stone is found there.”
2SA 24:5 And they crossed the Jordan and camped in Aroer, on the right side of the city that is in the middle of the valley of Gad, and toward Jazer.
2KI 3:16 And he said, “Thus says the Lord, ’Make this valley full of trenches.’ 2KI 3:17 “For thus says the Lord, ‘You shall not see wind nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you shall drink, both you and your cattle and your beasts.
2KI 10:33 from the Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites and the Reubenites and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.
2CH 20:16 ‘Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the valley in front of the wilderness of Jeruel.
2CH 29:16 So the priests went in to the inner part of the house of the Lord to cleanse it, and every unclean thing which they found in the temple of the Lord they brought out to the court of the house of the Lord. Then the Levites received it to carry out to the Kidron valley.
2CH 33:14 Now after this he built the outer wall of the city of David on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance of the Fish Gate; and he encircled the Ophel with it and made it very high. Then he put army commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.
JOB 21:33 “The clods of the valley will gently cover him; Moreover, all men will follow after him, While countless ones go before him.
PRO 30:17 The eye that mocks a father, And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.
SOL 6:11 “I went down to the orchard of nut trees To see the blossoms of the valley, To see whether the vine had budded Or the pomegranates had bloomed.
JOE 3:18 And it will come about in that day That the mountains will drip with sweet wine, And the hills will flow with milk, And all the brooks of Judah will flow with water; And a spring will go out from the house of the Lord, To water the valley of Shittim.