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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a pouring out, or a wrestling, one of the streams on the east of
    Jordan, into which it falls about midway between the Sea of
    Galilee and the Dead Sea, or about 45 miles below the Sea of
    Galilee. It rises on the eastern side of the mountains of
    Gilead, and runs a course of about 65 miles in a wild and deep
    ravine. It was the boundary between the territory of the
    Ammonites and that of Og, king of Bashan (Josh. 12:1-5; Num.
    21:24); also between the tribe of Reuben and the half tribe of
    Manasseh (21:24; Deut. 3:16). In its course westward across the
    plains it passes more than once underground. "The scenery along
    its banks is probably the most picturesque in Palestine; and the
    ruins of town and village and fortress which stud the
    surrounding mountain-side render the country as interesting as
    it is beautiful." This river is now called the Zerka, or blue

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Jabbok, evacuation; dissipation; wrestling