Are the stones still where they were placed at the time of the crossing of the Jordan?
NKJV - 7 "Then you shall answer them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. And these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever."
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Amos 4:4, Amos 5:5, and Hosea 4:15 all make negative statements in regard to Gilgal (which means literally "circle of standing stones"), so perhaps even this location, which was originally meant by Joshua to commemorate a miracle brought about by God, became associated in His eyes with the sin and idolatry into which Israel fell following the death of Solomon, and thus was subject to the same destruction that was subsequently brought upon both Israel and Judah as a judgment from God. I would therefore question whether any trace of those stones remains, despite an original intention on the part of Joshua in the verse cited in the question that they should remain in place forever.
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