“David and all the troops with him promptly crossed the Yarden, and by daybreak not one was left who had not crossed the Yarden” II SAMUEL 17:22 (The Israel Bible™)

The Hebrew name for the Jordan river 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 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 Chermon, and ending at the Dead Sea. In its 250 km course, the Yarden descends from a height of over 2800 km above sea level to more than 350 km below, making it the river with the lowest elevation in the world.