Jericho A walled city in the Jordan valley, 800 feet (245 meters) below sea level. Jericho is near the place where the Israelites crossed the river when they first entered the promised land (Josh. 2:1–3; 3:16; 6). The Israelites fought a battle at Jericho, Josh. 6:1–20. Joshua placed a curse upon Jericho, Josh. 6:26 (1 Kgs. 16:34). Jericho was within the territory assigned to Benjamin, Josh. 18:11–12, 21. The Lord visited Jericho on his last journey to Jerusalem, Mark 10:46 (Luke 18:35; 19:1).