וַיָּקָם דָּוִד וְכָל־הָעָם אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ וַיַּעַבְרוּ אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן עַד־אוֹר הַבֹּקֶר עַד־אַחַד לֹא נֶעְדָּר אֲשֶׁר לֹא־עָבַר אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן Hear the verse in Hebrew
va-ya-KOM da-VID v’-khol ha-AM a-SHER i-TO va-ya-av-RU et ha-yar-DAYN ad OR ha-BO-ker ad a-KHAD LO ne-DAR a-SHER lo a-VAR et ha-yar-DAYN
The Jordan River
There is an incredible connection between Biblical names and the Hebrew language! The Hebrew name for the Jordan River, pictured above, is Yarden (ירדן), a word formed from the Hebrew words yorayd Dan (יורד דן), which means “descends [from] Dan.” The territory of Dan is the northernmost part of Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel). The Jordan River flows the length of the country from north to south, starting near Dan at the foot of Mount Hermon and ending at the Dead Sea.