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Jabbok

Jabbok [N] [E] [H]

(emptying ), a stream which intersects the mountain range of Gilead, comp. ( Joshua 12:2 Joshua 12:5 ) 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. ( Numbers 21:24 ; 2:37 ; 3:16 ) It was on the south bank of the Jabbok that the interview took place between Jacob and Esau, ( Genesis 32:22 ) and this river afterward became, toward its western part, the boundary between the kingdoms of Sihon and Og. ( Joshua 12:2 Joshua 12:5 ) Its modern name is Wady Zurka .


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jabbok'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.