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I think that this passage is important because it parallels Joshua’s story with the parting of the Red Sea. It is reminding the people in the story and the readers to remember the Exodus and remember that God saved these people from slavery. Joshua sets up twelve stones from the Jordan which are meant to show the two stories of the rivers parting to save the people. The second part of the story also talks about how God saved the people from being slaves again and they were finally able to eat food grown in Canaan, their new land. Overall, this passage shows the importance of God and remembering the Exodus.