Jordan River

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The Jordan River or River Jordan ( نَهْر الْأُرْدُنّ, Nahr al-Urdunn, נְהַר הַיַּרְדֵּן, Nahar ha-Yarden; ) is a 251 km river in the Middle East that flows roughly north to south through the Sea of Galilee (Hebrew: כנרת Kinneret, Arabic: Bohayrat Tabaraya, meaning Lake of Tiberias) and on to the Dead Sea.wikipedia
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The Jordan River or River Jordan ( نَهْر الْأُرْدُنّ, Nahr al-Urdunn, נְהַר הַיַּרְדֵּן, Nahar ha-Yarden; ) is a 251 km river in the Middle East that flows roughly north to south through the Sea of Galilee (Hebrew: כנרת Kinneret, Arabic: Bohayrat Tabaraya, meaning Lake of Tiberias) and on to the Dead Sea.
It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

Sea of Galilee

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The Jordan River or River Jordan ( نَهْر الْأُرْدُنّ, Nahr al-Urdunn, נְהַר הַיַּרְדֵּן, Nahar ha-Yarden; ) is a 251 km river in the Middle East that flows roughly north to south through the Sea of Galilee (Hebrew: כנרת Kinneret, Arabic: Bohayrat Tabaraya, meaning Lake of Tiberias) and on to the Dead Sea.
The lake is fed partly by underground springs, but its main source is the Jordan River, which flows through it from north to south.

West Bank

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Jordan and the Golan Heights border the river to the east, while the West Bank and Israel lie to its west.
The name West Bank is a translation of the Arabic term ad-Diffah I-Garbiyyah, given to the territory west of the Jordan River that fell, in 1948, under occupation and administration by Jordan, which subsequently annexed it in 1950.

Yarmouk River

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Two major tributaries enter from the east during this last section: the Yarmouk River and Zarqa River. Also in 1964, Jordan constructed a channel that diverted water from the Yarmouk River, a main tributary of the Jordan River, to the East Ghor Canal.
The Yarmuk River (نهر اليرموك, or شريعة المناذرة, ;, ; Hieromices), sometimes spelled Yarmouk, is the largest tributary of the Jordan River.

Golan Heights

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Jordan and the Golan Heights border the river to the east, while the West Bank and Israel lie to its west.
The area is hilly and elevated, overlooking the Jordan Rift Valley which contains the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River, and is itself dominated by the 2,814 m tall Mount Hermon, which rises to 2814 m. The Sea of Galilee at the southwest corner of the plateau and the Yarmouk River to the south are at elevations well below sea level (the sea of Galilee at about 200 m).

Promised Land

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The river holds major significance in Judaism and Christianity since the Bible says that the Israelites crossed it into the Promised Land and that Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist in it.
A smaller area of former Canaanite land and land east of the Jordan River was conquered and occupied by their descendants, the Israelites, after Moses led the Exodus out of Egypt, and this occupation was interpreted as God's fulfilment of the promise.

Banias

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The spring is the source of the Banias River, one of the main tributaries of the Jordan River.

Nahal Hermon

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It is the easternmost of the three main northern tributaries of the Jordan River; together with the Dan River and the Snir Stream, it forms the Jordan River's upper catchment (UCJR).

Hasbani River

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The Hasbani River (الحاصباني / ALA-LC: al-Ḥāṣbānī; Hatzbani) or Snir Stream ( / Nahal Snir), is the major tributary of the Jordan River.

Wadi al-Far'a (river)

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Wadi al-Far'a (Arabic name) or Nahal Tirza (Hebrew name) is a stream in the northern West Bank that empties into the Jordan River south of Damia Bridge (Arabic: Jisr Damiya).

Hula Valley

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In traditional terminology, the upper course (or most of it) is commonly referred to as passing through the "Hula Valley", as opposed to "Upper Jordan Valley"; the Sea of Galilee through which the river passes is a separate entity; and the term Jordan Valley is reserved for the lower course, fed by the Yarmouk and Zarqa Rivers.
Basalt hills of about 200 meters above sea level along the southern side of the valley intercept the Jordan River, and are commonly referred to as the basalt "plug", the Korazim block, or Korazim plateau (actually a temporary geologic base level), as they restrict water drainage downstream into the Sea of Galilee.

Israel

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Jordan and the Golan Heights border the river to the east, while the West Bank and Israel lie to its west.
Since 1964, Arab countries, concerned over Israeli plans to divert waters of the Jordan River into the coastal plain, had been trying to divert the headwaters to deprive Israel of water resources, provoking tensions between Israel on the one hand, and Syria and Lebanon on the other.

Wadi Qelt

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Wadi Qelt (وادي القلط‎; Qelt is also spelled Qilt and Kelt, sometimes with the Arabic article, el- or al-), in Hebrew Nahal Prat, formerly Naḥal Faran (Pharan brook), is a valley, riverine gulch or stream (وادي‎, "wadi"; נחל‎, "nahal") in the West Bank, originating near Jerusalem and running into the Jordan River near Jericho, shortly before it flows into the Dead Sea.

Christopher Costigan

In the 19th century the River Jordan and the Dead Sea were explored by boat primarily by Christopher Costigan in 1835, Thomas Howard Molyneux in 1847, William Francis Lynch in 1848, and John MacGregor in 1869.
Christopher Costigan (12 May 1810 - 26 August 1835) was an Irish priest noted for his geographical exploration of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea.

Dan River (Middle East)

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The Dan River ( Dan, اللدان Leddan) is a tributary of the Jordan River.

King Abdullah Canal

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Also in 1964, Jordan constructed a channel that diverted water from the Yarmouk River, a main tributary of the Jordan River, to the East Ghor Canal.
The King Abdullah Canal is the largest irrigation canal system in Jordan and runs parallel to the east bank of the Jordan River.

Beit She'an

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The northern one, Jordan River Crossing or Sheikh Hussein Bridge is near Beit She'an; the southern one, Allenby Bridge (also King Hussein Bridge), is near Jericho.
Beit She'an, better known in English as Beth Shean; in بيسان, Beisan''', is a city in the Northern District of Israel, which has played an important role in history due to its geographical location at the junction of the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley.

Jericho

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The northern one, Jordan River Crossing or Sheikh Hussein Bridge is near Beit She'an; the southern one, Allenby Bridge (also King Hussein Bridge), is near Jericho.
It is located in the Jordan Valley, with the Jordan River to the east and Jerusalem to the west.

Nahal Ayun

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The stream originates from the springs in the Marjayoun valley in southern Lebanon, and runs southward for seven kilometers in various irrigation ditches, until flowing into Israel near Metulla, as a tributary of the Jordan River in the Hula Valley.

Daughters of Jacob Bridge

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Daughters of Jacob Bridge (גשר בנות יעקב, Gesher Bnot Ya'akov, or Arabic: Jisr Benat Ya'kub), is a bridge over the upper Jordan River.

Allenby Bridge

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The northern one, Jordan River Crossing or Sheikh Hussein Bridge is near Beit She'an; the southern one, Allenby Bridge (also King Hussein Bridge), is near Jericho.
The Allenby Bridge (גשר אלנבי Gesher Allenby), also known as the King Hussein Bridge (جسر الملك حسين Jisr al-Malek Hussein), is a bridge that crosses the Jordan River near the city of Jericho, and connects the West Bank with Jordan.

Jordan

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Jordan and the Golan Heights border the river to the east, while the West Bank and Israel lie to its west.
Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab country in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.

King Abdullah Bridge

The King Abdullah Bridge is an inoperative bridge over the Jordan River between the West Bank and Jordan.

Damia Bridge

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Damia Bridge (also Prince Muhammad Bridge) known in Israel as Gesher Adam is a bridge over the Jordan River between the West Bank and Jordan.