Swelling (גָּאוֹן, gaon, "excellency," "pride," etc.) OF JORDAN is a phrase occurring in the A.V. at Jer 12:5; Jer 49:19; Jer 1:19, but which should be rendered "pride of Jordan," as in Zec 11:3. It refers to the verdure and thickets along the banks, lined with willows, tamarisks, and cane, in which the lions once made their covert; but has no allusion to overwhelming billows from a rise of the waters (Reland, Palaest. p. 274). SEE JORDAN.

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