I. biographical name David Starr 1851-1931 American biologist & educator II. biographical name Michael Jeffrey 1963- American basketball player III. geographical name 1. river central Utah flowing from Utah Lake N into Great Salt Lake 2. river 200 miles (322 kilometers) SW Asia flowing from Anti-Lebanon Mountains S through Sea of Galilee into Dead Sea 3. (or formerly Transjordan) country SW Asia capital Amman area 34,575 square miles (89,549 square kilometers), population 3,636,000 • Jordanian adjective or noun

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  • JORDAN — (Heb. הַ)יַּרְדֵּן), river flowing from the Anti Lebanon mountains south through Lake Kinneret and emptying into the Dead Sea. The name Jordan is first attested in the 13th century B.C.E. Papyrus Anastasi 1 (13:1). In the Septuagint the Hebrew… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jordan — DatenVorlage:Infobox Fluss/GKZ fehlt Lage …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jordán — puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Toponimia 2 Personajes 2.1 Nombre 2.2 Apellido 3 Véase t …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jordan —     The Jordan     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Jordan     (in Hebrew Yâdên, from the root Yârâd, to descend).     The difference of elevation between the highest point of this river (1847 feet above the sea level) and the lowest (1286 feet… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Jordan — Jordan, MT U.S. town in Montana Population (2000): 364 Housing Units (2000): 233 Land area (2000): 0.355158 sq. miles (0.919855 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.355158 sq. miles (0.919855 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Jordan — prop. n. A landlocked country of the Middle East, surrounded by Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, and that area on the west bank of the Jordan river which was once claimed by Jordan, and is at present occupied by Israel and in part governed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jordán — may refer to:* Elisabeth Jordán, a Spanish actress * Germán Jordán Province, province in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia * Jordán Pond, pond inside city Tábor, South Bohemian Region, the Czech Republicee also* Giordano * Jordan… …   Wikipedia

  • Jordan — Jor dan, Jorden Jor den, n. [Prob. fr. the river Jordan, and shortened fr. Jordan bottle a bottle of water from the Jordan, brought back by pilgrims.] [1913 Webster] 1. A pot or vessel with a large neck, formerly used by physicians and alchemists …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jordan —    Jordan s rich religious history is punctuated by the entrance of Christianity in the first century C.E. and the establishment of Muslim dominance in the seventh century.    Thanks to the weakening of the ottoman Empire, Protestantism was… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • jordán — (Por alus. al río Jordán). m. Cosa que remoza, hermosea y purifica. ir alguien al Jordán. fr. coloq. Remozarse o convalecer …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Jordan — Jordan1 [jôrd ′n] n. a masculine and feminine name Jordan2 [jôrd′ n] David Starr [stär] 1851 1931; U.S. educator & naturalist Jordan3 [jôrd′ n] 1. river in the Near East, flowing from the Anti Lebanon mountains south through the Sea of Galilee,… …   English World dictionary

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