King James Bible Dictionary




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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

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 unknown reason. This river empties itself into the lake or marsh Bahret Hijaneh, on the east of Damascus. One of its branches bears the modern name of Wady Barbar, which is probably a corruption of Pharpar.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

that produces fruit

Naves Topical Index

A river of Damascus, referred to by Naaman.
2 Kings 5:12

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(swift), the second of the "two rivers of Damascus"

Abana and Pharpar

alluded to by Naaman. (2 Kings 5:18) The two principal streams in the district of Damascus are the Barada and the Awaj, the former being the Abana and the latter the Pharpur. The Awaj rises on the southeast slopes of Hermon, and flows into the most southerly of the three lakes or swamps of Damascus.