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jabbok


jabbok


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jabbok 
  a  pouring  out  or  a  wrestling,  one  of  the  streams  on  the  east  of 
  Jordan,  into  which  it  falls  about  midway  between  the  Sea  of 
  Galilee  and  the  Dead  Sea,  or  about  45  miles  below  the  Sea  of 
  Galilee.  It  rises  on  the  eastern  side  of  the  mountains  of 
  Gilead,  and  runs  a  course  of  about  65  miles  in  a  wild  and  deep 
  ravine.  It  was  the  boundary  between  the  territory  of  the 
  Ammonites  and  that  of  Og  king  of  Bashan  (Josh.  12:1-5;  Num. 
  21:24);  also  between  the  tribe  of  Reuben  and  the  half  tribe  of 
  Manasseh  (21:24;  Deut.  3:16).  In  its  course  westward  across  the 
  plains  it  passes  more  than  once  underground.  "The  scenery  along 
  its  banks  is  probably  the  most  picturesque  in  Palestine;  and  the 
  ruins  of  town  and  village  and  fortress  which  stud  the 
  surrounding  mountain-side  render  the  country  as  interesting  as 
  it  is  beautiful."  This  river  is  now  called  the  Zerka,  or  blue 
  river. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jabbok,  evacuation;  dissipation;  wrestling