1. Joshua 3:16 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Where was the city of Adam?

Joshua 3:16 (ESV)

16 the waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those flowing down toward the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people passed over opposite Jericho.

The city of Adam was around twenty-five kilometres north of Jericho.1 Presumably the Israelites heard reports from people who saw the water heap up all the way back to this city.