Jacob and his sons were allowed to settle in a choice portion of “the land of Ramesses” (Gen 47:11) called “the land of Goshen.” The city of Ramesses (Egyptian: “the House of Pr- Ramesses”) was built on the former site of the Hyksos capital, Avaris. It served as the northern capital for the pharaohs of the nineteenth and twentieth dynasties.
The miracle stories of crossing the Jordan and the conquest of Jericho are well known and elicit the most heated debate and the strongest emotions. The waters of the Jordan are said to have piled up at Adam, near Zarethan (Josh 3:15b–16), traditionally located at Tell ed-Dâmiyeh.
The Israelite conquest began in eastern Transjordan, beyond the borders of the Land of Canaan.In this sparsely settled region, there were extensive lands for pasturage (Num 32:1–4). Peoples related to the Israelites had already settled in the southern parts of Transjordan, soon forming organized kingdoms – Edom, Moab, and Ammon.