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What happened to the twelve stones set up by Joshua after crossing the Jordan (Joshua 4:9) ?

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I can find no subsequent reference to them in the bible.
Is there any record of anyone having seen them?
Did they contain the entire 5 books of Moses or just a summary?
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Joshua 4:9
English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)
9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood; and they are there to this day.
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has anyone ever seen them?
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Well, I've never seen the River Jordan myself! Perhaps they were washed away in a flood some time ago...
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by:AlHal2
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They were put there for people to see.  I would like to know if there is any evidence of anyone subsequent to Joshua ever seeing them.
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A rabbi I spoke to says they are on this map (building with 12 stones)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madaba_Map
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