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 his divine adversary at Penuel on the Jabbok.

Gen 32:22-32

Jacob Wrestles at Peniel
22The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.23He took ... View more

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