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RIVERS, LAKES, &c. OF SCRIPTURE.

N.B.—B., River; L., Lake; B., Brook; S., Sea; W., Waters.

Name.

Country.

Events connected with each.

Modern Name.

Damascus, Syria. .

Commended by Naaman. It is one of the

Abanias.*

(2 Kin. v. 12.)

chief channels of the Barada, which issues

from the rocks of Anti-Libanus, and is ab-

sorbed in the plain of Damascus, which it

renders remarkably luxuriant.

Arnon, E.......

E. of Jordan, Gilead.

Boundary of Moab and the Amorites; scene

El Mojeb.

(Num. xxi. 13—15.)

of a slaughter by Israel in their passage

through the wilderness.

Chebar, B......

Chaldaea......

Scene of Ezekiel's visions.

Khabut.

(Ezek. i. 1,3.)

Cherith, B......

Plains of Jericho. .

Elijah fed by ravens.

Kelt.

(1 Kin. xvii. 5.)

(Gen. xv. 18.)

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[Mile.

Arisrh (">)

(Is. xxvii. 12.)

Euphrates, E.....

Mesopotamia. . . .

The river on which Babylon was built; called

Euphrates.

(Gen. ii. 14.)

"the Flood" (Josh. xxiv. 2). E. boundary of

the Promised Land.

Chinnereth, or, . . .

Jordan valley, t . .

Its name varied at different times, being

Bahr Tabariyeh.

Chinneroth, L.

generally taken from some Important city

(Num. xxxiv. 11; Josh.

on its shore (these names are chronologic-

xi. 2.)

ally arranged). It was the scene of most of

Galilee, 8.

our Lord's ministerial life in Galilee; and

(Matt. xv. 29.)

especially of the two miraculous draughts of

Gennesaret, L.

fish, one at the beginning, the other at the

(Luke v. 1.)

close of His ministry (see " Gennesaret" and

Tiberias, S.

" Capernaum," pp. 70, 71).

(John vi. 1.)

Gihon, E.......(Gen. ii. 13.)

Eden.......

One boundary of Paradise.

Unidentified.

Habor, E.......

Chaldaea......

. Captivity of Eeuben, Gad. Manasseh. and

Khabour.

(2Kin.xvii.6;lChron. V. 26.)

^central tribes of Israel.

Hiddekel, E.....(Gen. ii. 14.)

Eden.......

One boundary of Paradise.

Tigris, or Djilek.

Gilead.......

Boundary between Ammon and Moab; scene

Zurka.

(Gen. xxxii. 22.)

of Jacob's wrestling in prayer.

Jordan, E......

E. boundary, of Pa-

Eiver of baptism, or beginning of new life.

Sheriat-el-Khe-

(2 Kin. v. 10.)

lestine.

bir.

Palestine.....

Border of inheritance of Ephraim and Ma-

(Josh. xvi. 8.)

nasseh.

Kedron, E. .....

Scene of Adonijah's rebellion. Crossed by

Kedrun.

(John xviii. 1.)

Christ and apostles on the night of betrayal.

Kishon.E......

Palestine.....

Scene of slaughter of prophets of Baal, and

NahrMukatta.

(Judg.iv.7; v. 21.)

defeat of Sisera.

Merom, W......

Asher.

Salt Sea.......

Canaan, S. of the Jor-

Variously called; site of Sodom, Gomorrah,

Bahr-Lut.

(Gen. xiv. 3.)

dan valley.

&c. and of battle of five kings against four.

Sea of the Plain.

(Deut. iv. 49.)

East Sea.

(Joel ii. 20.)

' The Sea.

(Ezek. xltii. 8.)

Great Sea.....

Tfpdit,PTTanpan.

(Ezek.xlvii.15,19,20.)

Pharpar, E. . » . .

Damascus, Syria. .

Tributary of Barada; praised by Naaman.

Taura.#

(2 Kin. v. 12.)

Pison, E......

Eden.......

A boundary of Paradise.

(Gen. ii. 11.)

Zared, B.......(Num. xxi. 12.)

Boundary between Edom and Moab.

El Ahsy.

• Damascus has properly one great river only, the BarSda, divided into seven channels above the city, which all pass through its various quarters, carrying an abundant supply for drinking and cleansing purposes. Each branch is called a river (Nahr), and is distinguished by some special fancied property; but the two most highly esteemed, are the Abanias (Abana), and Taura (Pharpar).

t It was partly in the tribe of Zebulun, partly in Naphtali, the promontory of Arameh, the N. extremity of the plain of Gennesaret, being the boundary of those tribes (Josh. xfx. 13,35).

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