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King James Bible Dictionary

 

Rivers in the Bible

Rivers in the Bible

The mighty Jordan river flows through the heart of Israel but this is just one of many rivers in the Bible.

With the exception of the Jordan, the streams of the holy land are either entirely dried up in the summer months converted into hot lanes of glaring stones, or else reduced to very small streamlets, deeply sunk in a narrow bed, and concealed from view by a dense growth of shrubs. The perennial river is called nahar by the Hebrews. With the definite article, "the river", it invariably signifies the Euphrates. (Genesis 31:21; Exodus 23:31) etc.

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