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Now the Zerka, a perennial stream, flowing into the Jordan midway between the sea of Galilee and the Dead sea, about thirty miles from each, after a westerly course of some sixty miles. It traverses at first an elevated and desert region, and receives a branch from the north and another from the south. This latter branch separated the Ammonites from Israel. The eastern part of the Jabbok is dry in summer. Towards the west, it flows through a deep ravine. Penuel, where Jacob wrestled with the Angel, was a fording-place of the Jabbok, Genesis 32:32 .

This stream divided the territory of Og from that of Sihon, Joshua 12:2 12:5

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Jabbok'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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