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Jabbok
A river that flows from Amman to join the Jordan River about 15 miles north of the Dead Sea.
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jabbok (Place)
JABBOK (PLACE) [Heb yabbōq (יַבֹּק)]. One of the four major streams of Transjordan, now known as the Wadi Zerqa or the Nahr ez-Zerqa, “the blue river.” Its sources are near Amman, the biblical Rabbath-ammon. Its upper courses flow in a NE direction to modern Zerqa. From there the stream curves to the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jabbok
Jabbok. Eastern tributary of the Jordan, the modern Nahr ez-Zerqa or Blue River. Its source is a spring near Amman, capital of modern Jordan (the Decapolis town of Philadelphia in Hellenistic times). From its source the Jabbok loops N,NE before swinging west and cutting a valley which, characteristic
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jabbok
Jabbok jabʹək [Heb. yabbōq]. One of the main streams of Transjordan. Now known as the Wâdī Zerqā, from the blueness of its water, it rises near ʿAmmān, the biblical Rabbath-ammon, and flows north and then northwest; finally about due E of Shechem it turns west in an ever deepening gorge until it
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jabbok
JABBOK Eastern tributary of the Jordan, the modern Nahr ez-Zerqa or Blue River. Its source is a spring near Amman, capital of modern Jordan (the Decapolis town of Philadelphia in Hellenistic times). From its source the Jabbok loops northeast before swinging west and cutting a valley that, characteristic
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jabbok
Jabbok (jab´uhk), modern Nahr es-Zerqa (Arabic, “the blue river”), one of the four major eastern tributaries of the Jordan. The Jabbok rises in Amman, flows northeast to modern Zerqa, and then west until it joins the Jordan twenty-five miles north of the Dead Sea. In Gen. 32:22–32, Jacob fights with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jabbok
The Jabbok River. Richard E. WardJABBOK. An E tributary of the Jordan River c. 60 miles long. Now called Nahr ez-Zerqa from the blue look of its water, it rises near the ancient Rabbath-Ammon, the Ammonite capital. It flows N for 20 miles or more, gradually swinging to the W, where it descends rapidly
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jabbok
JABBOK. A river flowing W into the river Jordan, some 32 km N of the Dead Sea. It rises near Amman (*Rabbah) in Jordan and in all is over 96 km long. It is today called the Wadi Zerqa. It marked a boundary line between Ammonite and Gadite territory (Dt. 3:16), once the Israelites had defeated the Amorite
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jabbok
Jabbok (Heb. yabbōq)Along with the Yarmuk (Šerīʿat el-Menādireh), Arnon (Wadi el-Môjib), and Zered (Wadi el-Ḥesa), one of the four major rivers/wadi systems that drain the Transjordanian highlands. Today called Wadi Zerqa/Nahr es-Zerqa (“blue river”), this perennial stream rises from springs and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jabbok
Jabbok [jăbˊək] (Heb. yabbōq). A major eastern tributary of the Jordan river, now called the Nahr ez-Zerqā (“the blue river”) after the color of the water. The Jabbok originates at a spring north of Amman (biblical Rabbah) and flows first north and then northwest through a progressively deeper gorge
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Jabbok
JABBOK A river east of the Jordan, the northern border of the kingdom of Sihon King of the Amorites (Num. 21:23–4; Josh. 12:2). After the Israelite conquest it was in the territory of Gad. The river rises near Rabbath-Ammon, flows in a wide curve to the northeast and then turns west, entering the Jordan
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jabbok
JABBOK An eastern tributary of the Jordan and one of the major waterways of Transjordan. (The modern name is Nahr ez-Zerqa.) The Jabbok begins near Amman, Jordan (the biblical Rabbath-ammon), and flows into the Jordan north of the Dead Sea. It was the site of Jacob’s struggle with the angel of God (Gen
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jabbok
Jab´bok (emptying), a stream which intersects the mountain range of Gilead, comp. Josh. 12:2, 5, and falls into the Jordan on the east about midway between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. It was anciently the border of the children of Ammon. Num. 21:24; Deut. 2:37; 3:16. It was on the south bank