Jordan River Means to Descend from Headwaters at Baalgad or Baal Hammon Most Northerly of Joshua’s Conquests


At a headwater of the Jordan river (yarden meaning to descend) built at the foot of Mt. Hermon was Baal-Gad, the most northerly of the canaanite cities taken by Joshua when he gained control of the Promised Land circa 1400 b. c., where was a temple to Baal Hammon, who was Noah’s son Ham, at Baal-gad which means Baal’s good fortune.