Hooleh Lake has an average depth (in the winter time) of about eleven feet. By Jordan’s mouth, on the northern edge, it is twelve feet, and for some way up the channel. Bridge of Jacob’s Sons is about sixty feet long, has three arches, and no parapet. While thoughts of Jordan recall past wonders to the Christian, and a glorious future too, there is sadness in the reverie upon the river penned by an Israelite. The Jordan has come down the narrow gorge much faster and the river, tired with its foaming, spreads as if resting on a sort of delta, which is gradually wider to the shores of the lake. This fertile land is beautifully green, with bushy trees and level sward. Numerous side-currents from the main stream meander, and flocks of buffaloes, horses, and goats, are scattered over the plain.