of Jordan ( Jeremiah 12:5 ), literally the "pride" of Jordan (as in RSV), i.e., the luxuriant thickets of tamarisks, poplars, reeds, etc., which were the lair of lions and other beasts of prey. The reference is not to the overflowing of the river banks. (Comp 49:19 ; 50:44 ; Zechariah 11:3 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Swelling". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".