by Rachel Havrelock. University of Chicago Press.

320 pages | 15 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $40.00 ISBN: 9780226319575 Published November 2011
E-book $7.00 to $32.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226319599 Published October 2011

As the site of several miracles in the Jewish and Christian traditions, the Jordan is one of the world’s holiest rivers. It is also the major political and symbolic border contested by Israelis and Palestinians. Combining biblical and folkloric studies with historical geography, Rachel Havrelock explores how the complex religious and mythological representations of the river have shaped the current conflict in the Middle East.