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Old Testament Apocrypha Places - Jordan River, Bethulia, Eleutheris River (Paperback) Loot Price: R249
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Old Testament Apocrypha Places - Jordan River, Bethulia, Eleutheris River (Paperback): Books Llc
Old Testament Apocrypha Places - Jordan River, Bethulia, Eleutheris River (Paperback): Books Llc

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Chapters: Jordan River, Bethulia, Eleutheris River. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 18. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Jordan River (American English) or River Jordan (British English) (Hebrew: nehar hayarden, Arabic: nahr al-urdun) is a river in Southwest Asia flowing to the Dead Sea. It is one of the world's most sacred rivers. In Judaism, the river serves as the eastern border of the "Eretz Yisra'el," the Land of Israel. In Christian tradition, Jesus was baptized here by John the Baptist. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan takes its name from this river The Jordan River is 251 kilometres (156 miles) long. The river drops rapidly in a 75 kilometre run to swampy Lake Hula, which is slightly above sea level. Exiting the lake, it drops much more in 25 kilometres to the Sea of Galilee. The last section has less gradient, and the river meanders before entering the Dead Sea, about 422 metres below sea level, which has no outlet. Two major tributaries enter from the east during this last section: the Yarmouk River and Jabbok River. Its section north of the Sea of Galilee (Hebrew: kinneret, Arabic: Bohayrat Tabaraya, meaning Lake of Tiberias) is within the boundaries of Israel, and forms the western boundary of the Golan Heights. South of the lake, it forms the border between the Kingdom of Jordan (to the east) and Israel and the West Bank (to the west). Hand-colored postcard of the Jordan River, by Karimeh Abbud, circa 1925.In 1964, Israel began operating a dam that diverts water from the Sea of Galilee, a major Jordan River water provider, to the National Water Carrier. Also in 1964, Jordan constructed a channel that diverted water from the Yarmouk River, another main tributary of the Jordan River. Syria has also built reservoirs that catch the Yarmouk's waters. Environmentalists bl...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=4791


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-44140-2
Barcode: 9781158441402
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-158-44140-1

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