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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A river of Palestine, which rises on the western side of Mount Hermon, and flows S. below Cæsarea-Philippi within banks, after which it expands into lagoons that collect at length into a mass in Lake Merom (Huleh), 2 m. below which it plunges into a gorge and rushes on for 9 m. in a torrent, till it collects again in the Sea of Galilee to lose itself finally in the Dead Sea after winding along a distance of 65 m. as the crow flies; at its rise it is 1080 ft. above and at the Dead Sea 1300 ft. below the sea-level.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Jordan'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/j/jordan.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.