The source of the Kishon seems to be at Jeneen, the old En-gannim (“fountain of gardens”), given to Issachar by Joshua. The author regrets not having examined this fountain during a former visit to Jeneen. But east of this there are earlier streams of Kishon, at least in winter. The Kishon is called Mokatta (ford) by the Arabs, and its valley, El Kasab, from the spring, while their name for the’plain of Esdraelon is Merj ibn Amer. High vertical banks here shut in the Kishon, as it flows moodily dark and deep in a bending channel about sixty feet wide. A curious ledge of hard clay projects at each verge about three inches under the surface, and then it is steep again to six feet below, within a yard or two from the shore. It was evident that the Kishon once begun, there was no hope for landing-place even for a minute’s rest.