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Pharpar

PHARPAR (far'par, Heb. parpar). The scornful Naaman contrasted the silt-laden waters of the Jordan with “Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus” (2Kgs.5.12). Abana is identified with the Barada. Pharpar is possibly the Awaj, a stream that rises east of Hermon, and one of whose sources is the Wadi Barbar. Naaman’s remark does not necessarily mean that the river is close to Damascus.