Rivers of Damascus

Rivers of Damascus
   The Abana and Pharpar (2 Kings 5:12).

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Damascus — /deuh mas keuhs/, n. a city in and the capital of Syria, in the SW part: reputed to be the oldest continuously existing city in the world. 936,567. French, Damas. * * * Arabic Dimashq City (pop., 1994: 1,549,932), capital of Syria. Located at an… …   Universalium

  • Pharpar — is the less important of the two rivers of Damascus, Syria mentioned in the Book of Kings (2 Kings 5:12), now generally identified with the A waj (i.e. crooked ), though if the reference to Damascus be limited to the city, as in the Arabic… …   Wikipedia

  • Abana River — Abana (or Amanah , classical Chrysorrhoas) is the more important of the two rivers of Damascus, Syria mentioned by the Book of Kings (2 Kings 5:12), and is now generally identified with the Barada (i.e. cold ). Together with its companion river,… …   Wikipedia

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  • AMANA — (Heb.אֲמָנָה), mountain mentioned in Song of Songs 4:8. As it is referred to together with the Senir and Hermon mountains, it was apparently situated in southern Syria and should be distinguished from Mount Amanus farther to the north. Its marble …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pharpar —    Swift, one of the rivers of Damascus (2 Kings 5:12). It has been identified with the Awaj, a small lively river. The whole of the district watered by the Awaj is called the Wady el Ajam, i.e., the valley of the Persians , so called for some… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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  • 2 Kings 5 — 1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper. 2 And the Syrians had gone… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Syria — /sear ee euh/, n. 1. Official name, Syrian Arab Republic. a republic in SW Asia at the E end of the Mediterranean. 16,137,899; 71,227 sq. mi. (184,478 sq. km). Cap.: Damascus. 2. a territory mandated to France in 1922, including the present… …   Universalium

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